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MLitts in Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin

Course Description

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.

Visit the MLitts in Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin page on the University of St Andrews website for more details!

(Student Profile)


Although the MLitt is a taught programme, it also provided scope for a lot of individual research and I was able to focus on topics that
interested me the most. This acted as a fantastic step to learning the discipline needed for the PhD programme, along with the research seminars that brought together all the postgraduates. The variety of people makes St Andrews an interesting place to study and the range of societies means that I never have nothing to do! ”


Entry Requirements

Entrants will be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. We will consider applicants with a non-Classics background, and would recommend that you contact the School of Classics as early as possible in this instance.

Course Fees

2016/17: Home/EU £6,800; Overseas £16,250

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