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About the course

The MA in Classics is our core research training degree, suitable for anyone wishing to pursue doctoral work in a branch of Classics. The course places a strong emphasis on language training, on theoretically informed approaches to Classical texts, and on practical engagement with your chosen specialism. The course lasts for one year full-time (two years part-time).

Course Structure

You will take modules to a total of 180 or 190 credits. The structure of the course is as follows:

  • Language module in an ancient or modern language relevant to research in the area of Classics (20-40 credits)
  • 15,000-word Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Optional modules (80-100 credits).

MA modules are 30 credits; you may substitute two undergraduate (20 credit) modules for one MA module. You may also take

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Entry Requirements

A 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.

Since all postgraduate degrees are meant to build on your undergraduate work, we ask for a previous degree in a 'relevant' subject. For the MA programme in Ancient Philosophy, you must have studied this field at the highest level of your undergraduate course.

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