The MA has five components: four taught modules (assessed entirely by coursework) and a dissertation. Two of the modules explore research skills and methodologies such as epigraphy, historiography and numismatics. The other pair constitute a Special Field which changes from year to year. (In 20010/11 there will be a choice between 'Athenian Law & Society' and 'The Rise of Christianity'. For details see below).
If all four modules are successfully passed, students then prepare and submit a dissertation – on a subject of their own choice – not exceeding 20,000 words.
Students take modules in research methods and Special Field 1 and 2. They then have a choice of one of the following:
(1) Athenian Law and Society
A substantial course of study of the law, legal institutions and jurisprudence of Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Drawing upon a significant sample of surviving trial speeches, the sophisticated worlds of both ‘public’ and ‘private’ Athenian law will be explored. Contrasts between classical Athenian concepts and both Roman and modern principles of law will be examined.
(2) The Rise of Christianity
The course explores significant institutions and discourses within Judaism in Judaea in the period 167 BC – AD 70 and setting the historical Jesus in this broader world. It proceeds to examine the earliest traces of the Christian movement and the development of Christianity within the Roman Mediterranean. Students will encounter the historical challenges of reconstructing early theological disputes, heretical ideas and the motivation and scope of persecution up to the reign of Constantine the Great.
MA Ancient History
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School of History and Anthropology MA Fees Bursaries
In 2012, the School of History and Anthropology will be offering 3 scholarships for UK/EU candidates for our MA programmes in Irish History, Modern History, Irish Studies, Social Anthropology and Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast. We also have funding for UK/EU PhD applicants.
Value of Scholarship(s)
UK and EU residents are eligible for fees. There is no maintenance.
UK and EU residents are eligible for full fees awards. These awards do not have a maintenance component.
There is no separate application for funding. You may indicate on your application for MA or PhD that you wish to be considered for funding by responding 'yes' to 'Do you wish to apply for funding' in the Funding section. Applications are made through the University’s Admissions Office using the online application system at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens//PostgraduateStudents/ApplyingtoQueens/ You must aim to submit your MA/PhD application, several days before the published deadline (Wednesday 7 March 2012) if you wish to be considered for funding.
School of History and Anthropology International Masters Bursaries
These bursaries will cover 50% of the International Tuition Fees for an MA programme. The holder is responsible for the other 50%. There is no maintenance component with these awards.U.S. citizens are also eligible for Federal Loans to help pay for tuition and living costs for a year in Belfast.
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% of the international fees (£11,266)
They are open to all international (non-UK/EU) applicants with an expected cgpa of 3.3 or above. UK/EU residents are not eligible for this competition.
There is no separate application for funding. You may indicate on your application for MA or PhD that you wish to be considered for funding by responding 'yes' to 'Do you wish to apply for funding' in the Funding section. Applications are made through the University’s Admissions Office using the online application system at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens//PostgraduateStudents/ApplyingtoQueens/You must aim to submit your MA/PhD application, several days before the published deadline (Wednesday 7 March 2012) if you wish to be considered for funding.