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Ancient Narrative Literature MA

Swansea University    School of Culture and Communication

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

About the course

The MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is a dynamic world-first. Its deep exploration of the narrative produced in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt is informed by globally renowned research expertise.

You will concentrate on fictional and factual ancient narratives in a variety of literary forms. These include the novel, epic poetry, mythology, historiography, and biography. You will also have the chance to begin or continue study of Greek and Latin.

Key concepts of literary and cultural theory will encourage you to investigate ancient texts in creative new ways. As well as ancient literature classics, you will examine less well known texts reflecting stories of ancient people marginalised by gender and social status.

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Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement for the MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is a first degree in Classics, Classical Civilisation or a related background in Arts and Humanities, normally an upper second or above, or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5. Please visit our website for more information on entry requirements for the Ancient Narrative Literature course.


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Where is Swansea University



Swansea University is proud to announce the Sanctuary Scholarship. The University is committed to providing equal opportunities in higher education for people seeking sanctuary in the UK and aiding them to meet their full potential and ambitions.

The Sanctuary Scholarship will support one postgraduate taught master’s student each academic year. The Scholarship offers one award for entry to an eligible postgraduate taught master’s programme starting in September 2022, and includes:

- A full tuition fee bursary, to cover the cost of postgraduate taught master’s course fees.
- Additional funds will be available to help towards course related costs such as travel to and from University, subsistence costs, digital equipment and books.*
(*Please note that payment is not awarded in cash. Remittance is awarded via travel passes, university catering cards, equipment, etc).

In addition to the financial support listed above, throughout their studies the sanctuary scholar will have access to CampusLife and University support services, and will be able to access library support.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee and course related costs


You are one of the following: a) You are a Person Seeking Asylum in the UK, b) You have been granted discretionary leave to remain or Humanitarian Protection, c) You are the partner/dependent included on the application of an asylum seeker in the UK AND have a conditional or unconditional offer from Swansea University for entry in September 2022 onto a postgraduate taught master’s degree course.

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