The MLitts in Greek, Greek and Latin and Latin are for students who have studied the relevant language(s) to Honours level, and wish to pursue their study of the language(s) further. If you have studied only one of the languages previously, you may take a beginners’ course in the other.
Work in Semesters 1 and 2
All the taught programmes in classical subjects maintain very high academic rigour with maximum flexibility for you. They offer an excellent opportunity to develop research skills, and to prepare for a doctorate, by choosing from a broad range of modules.
All students take a compulsory core module which provides generic skill-based training. The two-hour seminars are held most weeks and cover a range of topics and methodologies essential to research in the relevant field. Assessment Is by written and oral presentations; there is no exam.
Many of our recent taught postgraduate students have gone on to study for a PhD in the UK or the USA, but others have used our Masters degrees as an intellectual foundation for diverse professional careers, such as teaching in schools, law, or museum curatorship.
* Between 8 and 20 taught postgraduates admitted each year, with a postgraduate community numbering over 30.
* Friendly but academically challenging departmental ethos.
* The School of Classics is housed in the centre of the town, adjacent to the University Library, with views out to St Andrews Bay.
* Vibrant conference and workshop programme.
* Excellent collections in the University Library, as well as a dedicated class library in the School building.
* Beginners’ courses in Greek and Latin available if you need to acquire a classical language as part of your training for subsequent research.
All the MLitt programmes offer:
• An opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of particular aspects of the literature, history, archaeology or reception of the cultures and societies of ancient Greece and Rome.
• An excellent training in a classical discipline.
• Instruction in the skills appropriate to postgraduate study, and an introduction to research opportunities and various methodologies currently used in the field.
• Regular tutorials with a tutor who is an expert in the field and provides overall direction and guidance.