Skip to main content

Master's by Research in Classics and Ancient History

The Department has a lively community of postgraduate research students contributing to the research in the Department.

There are two options offered for the MA by research:

  • Route A: Candidates research and write a 40,000 word dissertation
  • Route B: Linguistic training, two 5,000-word essays and a 25,000-word dissertation

In both cases the thesis must show evidence of originality in knowledge and interpretation.

Research Interests

The Department offers expertise in a wide range of research areas, including Epigraphy; Numismatics; Visual and Material Culture; Art; Ancient Medicine; Ancient Athletics; Greek Social and Cultural History; Sexuality and Gender; Ancient Rhetoric; Augustus and the Early Principate; Greek Religion and Greek Sanctuaries; Greek theatre; Greek Literature, especially lyric poetry; Greek Political History; Latin Literature; Reception of Greek Thought in Arabic Culture; Platonism in the Renaissance; Roman cultural history; Roman Economy; Roman Syria; Sicily and North Africa; The Western Mediterranean.

Essential Information

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language: IELTS Band B

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Course Fees: 

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas £16,230 per year

Part time
Home/ EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

Department website
Application Information