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Course content

This Masters programme enables you to acquire and develop skills as an independent researcher in the field of classics. We offer a broad range of options which can either be used to construct a self-contained programme of study or act as the springboard for doctoral research.

Why this programme

  • You will have the opportunity to begin or continue the study of Latin or Greek, enabling those who have not had a ‘traditional’ classical education to acquire linguistic skills necessary for progression to higher research in classics.
  • The programme draws on the University’s rich holdings of ancient material culture (particularly coins) and manuscripts where appropriate.
  • If you have studied classics at undergraduate level and want to take your studies to a higher level; or if you have a background in other periods of history, philosophy, art or literature and want to develop your studies with reference to the ancient world; this programme is designed for you.

Programme structure

Core courses

  • Research training
  • Dissertation.

Optional courses

Options are available via both linguistic and non-linguistic pathways.

  • Thucydides
  • Explorations of the Classical Tradition
  • Ancient Drama
  • Democracy and Governance

You can also take courses in elementary and advanced Greek and Latin languages.

It is also possible to take masters-level courses offered by other subject areas in the College of Arts.

Career prospects

You will develop a broad range of intellectual and transferable skills that employers are looking for. Graduates have found careers in teaching, librarianship and the heritage sector. Over half of our Masters students proceed to PhD. Glasgow PhD graduates currently hold university posts in the UK, rest of Europe, US and Africa.

Positions held by recent graduates include University Teacher, Business Archive Cataloguer, Policy and Governance Manager, Market Research Coordinator and Underwriter.

Visit the Classics - MLitt page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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