This course focuses on Greek and Latin literature in its cultural context. It examines different ways of reading and using literary texts across a wide range of authors, genres and periods, combined with opportunities for in-depth specialisation in a particular area. As well as learning about a range of methodologies and approaches, you will also be encouraged to explore responses to Latin and Greek literature in later cultures (from Neo-Latin epic). You will begin or continue an ancient language as necessary to bring your language skills up to an appropriate level for studying classical texts in the original.
This course is suitable if you have a first degree in cassics, classical studies, Latin, Greek or related areas (such as English, modern languages), but also if you have not yet studied a classical language. This MA will be a fulfilling experience for those interested in the literature of the classical past as well as excellent training for anyone considering doctoral research.
By studying a taught programme at masters level, you will further develop your academic skills in terms of communication, presentation and research. Postgraduates of all backgrounds are highly sought after by employers because they are able to demonstrate a stronger skills set, so this course will prepare you for a wide range of careers.
After completing a thoroughly enjoyable undergraduate course in the Classics Department at Nottingham, I decided to act upon the advice of the academic staff and continue my studies at MA level.
The Department offered me a range of exciting courses, and I was more than happy to stay in the effervescent, student-friendly city of Nottingham. I was already familiar with the excellent standards of teaching within the University, but I was particularly pleased by the individual attention I received as a postgraduate student, as well as the lively research environment in the Department – weekly postgraduate lunches where students and staff can chat informally about their research interests, regular visits by external speakers and plenty of social opportunities and support.
It is particularly rewarding to be able to engage in meaningful, one-on-one discussion with some of the most distinguished authorities in the country on the ancient world. Also, due to the wide ranging expertise of the staff within the Department, I can produce course work according to my own particular areas of interest. The masters courses here help develop an impressive range of professional skills while preparing you for further study.
Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in a subject that has included some study of an aspect of classical antiquity. IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Recipient: University of Nottingham
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