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  Classics and Ancient History (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) - MA by Research


Online University of Birmingham    School of History and Cultures

Full time September, January Research Only, MA 1 Year 31 January 2025
History & Archaeology (19)

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Immerse yourself in the world of Classics and Ancient History with the MA by Research programme offered by the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Birmingham. This prestigious programme allows you to delve into a wide range of research areas spanning the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and classical antiquity periods. Whether you choose to study on campus or via distance learning, you will benefit from access to top-notch resources and internationally acclaimed research supervision. Entry requirements typically include a good Honours degree or equivalent qualification, with consideration given to relevant professional experience. The programme offers the flexibility to study full-time or part-time, with the option to attend relevant taught modules to enhance your research skills, including the study of ancient languages like Greek, Latin, and Ancient Egyptian. Join a vibrant postgraduate community, develop transferable skills, and gain access to world-leading research facilities at the University of Birmingham. Prepare for a successful career in academia or beyond with the MA by Research in Classics and Ancient History.

About the course

The Department of Classics and Ancient History offers the opportunity to carry out postgraduate research in a distinctively wide range of areas, from all the major civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, to all periods of classical antiquity.

As a postgraduate researcher in the Department, you will join an internationally acclaimed research community. The department is ranked 8th among Classics department in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework exercise 2021 based on research rated 4*, according to Times Higher Education. 

We offer two postgraduate research-only programmes, whether you are looking to complete your academic studies with a PhD or pursue your research at Masters level. Find out more about what to expect from a PhD and MA by Research.

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Entry Requirements

For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

If you are applying for distance learning research programmes, you will also be required to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study by distance learning.


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