This course focuses on Greek and Latin literature in its cultural context. It examines different ways of reading and using literary texts across a wide range of authors, genres and periods, combined with opportunities for in-depth specialisation in a particular area. As well as learning about a range of methodologies and approaches, you will also be encouraged to explore responses to Latin and Greek literature in later cultures (from Neo-Latin epic). You will begin or continue an ancient language as necessary to bring your language skills up to an appropriate level for studying classical texts in the original.
This course is suitable if you have a first degree in cassics, classical studies, Latin, Greek or related areas (such as English, modern languages), but also if you have not yet studied a classical language. This MA will be a fulfilling experience for those interested in the literature of the classical past as well as excellent training for anyone considering doctoral research.
By studying a taught programme at masters level, you will further develop your academic skills in terms of communication, presentation and research. Postgraduates of all backgrounds are highly sought after by employers because they are able to demonstrate a stronger skills set, so this course will prepare you for a wide range of careers.