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MA Classics and Ancient History

University of Exeter College of Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA

About the course

Our innovative MA in Classics and Ancient History gives you the chance to study for a world-class degree with the flexibility to tailor the programme to match your own interests. We will give you a supportive and stimulating environment in which to enhance the knowledge and skills you picked up at Undergraduate level.

You can choose to follow an open pathway to mix your modules and interests or one of the specially designed research streams that match our own specialisms. The research streams we currently offer are:

• Ancient Philosophy, Science and Medicine 

• Ancient Politics and Society

• Classical Receptions 

• Cultural Histories and Material Exchanges 

• Literary Interactions

At the heart of the Department is the A.G. Leventis Room, our dedicated

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or other relevant subject (e.g Archaeology, English, History). Prior knowledge of Greek and/or Latin not required.

For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

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Alex Ratcliffe

2241.jpg I chose to study Ancient History because I felt that it would offer more to me in terms of grappling not only a language, but also aspects of philosophy and historical interpretation, areas that are all rolled into the degree programme.

Exeter has a reputation for respected and extensive research and is an up and coming institution, especially in the field of classics, which reassured me that it was the right university to go to. The quality overall has been impressive and wide ranging, and I know that if I ever had any problems or issues then I could see a relevant member of staff quite quickly.

The department is made up of a selection of lecturers with very different areas of expertise, which comes across in the relatively wide range of modules and focuses on offer. The department is quite eccentric in some aspects, which coupled with an efficient administration team makes for a more than enjoyable experience.


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