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MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

Standard Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Are you interested in exploring classical material and visual culture, and its impact upon subsequent historical conceptions of antiquity? If so, this course is the ideal foundation for a career in museum work or education, and it also equips you for further PhD study in related fields.

You will undertake specialist research training in art, numismatics and epigraphy, with museum visits forming an important part of the programme. Teaching comprises two core modules — one is a language module and the other focuses on issues of reception, historiography and museum display — plus your
choice of optional modules.

Options can be taken from within the Classics Department or you may decide to study a module from a related department, such as History of Art. Over the summer, you will complete a supervised dissertation, enabling you to independently research an area of personal academic interest in more depth.


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Entry Requirements

At least a 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Classics, Ancient History or a related area.

English Language Requirements

Band B - IELTS 7.0


Tuition Fees (MA)
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time - £7,780
Part-time - £3,890

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time - £17,500
Part-time - £8,750

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time - £22,340
Part-time - £11,170


See Department website for bursaries available. Other funding opportunities are listed on the Graduate School Website.