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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Embark on a captivating journey into the ancient world with the MA Classics programme at Durham University. Delve into the language, philosophy, history, and culture of the Greek and Latin-speaking world through a comprehensive curriculum designed to lay the groundwork for a successful research career. The course, available full-time over one year or part-time over two years, offers a unique blend of language modules and diverse option modules covering prominent figures like Cicero and Aristotle. Engage in stimulating lectures, seminars, and small group discussions, fostering in-depth debates and diverse perspectives. Benefit from expert supervision while crafting a major dissertation on a topic of your choice. Access an extensive collection of ancient texts for research purposes and immerse yourself in a vibrant intellectual community. With rigorous assessments, including a 15,000-word dissertation, and a focus on research-led learning, this programme equips you with essential skills for graduate research in classics. Join a department renowned for its international reputation and innovative research centres, ensuring a rich academic experience. Explore the entry requirements and unlock your potential in the captivating world of Classics.

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Our MA in Classics combines language studies with an exploration of the philosophy, history and culture of the Greek and Latin-speaking world to provide you with the academic foundations on which to build a career in research.

You will take the course over one year full-time or two years part-time, starting with a language module of your choice. This is studied alongside a range of option modules covering the philosophy of Cicero and Aristotle in combination with a wider look at history, literature and intellectual culture.

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