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Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation (MRes)

Course Description

The MRes in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation is a unique course delivered in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University, Venice.
This course focuses on the economic history of maritime trade, the history of shipbuilding and navigation technology in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructures, ships and trade goods.
You will spend six months in Reading, taking Approaches to Maritime Trade and Navigation, Research Methods, and either a language or Coastal and Maritime Archaeology. You then spend two months in Venice working on maritime and nautical archaeology, before returning to Reading for your dissertation.

Modules include:

• Approaches to Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation
• Research Methods
• Ancient Navigation and Maritime Archaeology (taught at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice)
• Latin or Ancient Greek or Italian or Coastal and Maritime Archaeology
• Dissertation.

What career can you have?

Our Classics MRes courses equip you with vital transferable skills for a range of career paths. They also provide an ideal preparation for a PhD, or a career in teaching.

Recent graduates have gone on to careers in publishing, finance, museum curatorship, teaching, human resources, manufacturing, the police, information management and academia.

Visit the Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation (MRes) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2.1 or equivalent at BA level in a relevant humanities subject. You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.

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