MA Classics and Ancient History / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts
- 12 Months full-Time, 24 months part-time
- Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.
- How to apply
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Please use the Online Application Form to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.
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The MA in Classics and Ancient History is extremely flexible and wide-ranging. In this it reflects the broad, multidisciplinary nature of the subject, which includes Latin and Greek language, the history of Greek and Roman antiquity from archaic times to the beginning of the Middle Ages, and Greek and Roman literature and culture. The MA is designed to introduce students to advanced study in their chosen field and to equip them with the skills required for doctoral research. The programme and most modules within it allow students to tailor their advanced study and research-preparation to their interests, needs and existing knowledge. Apart from the thesis, the only compulsory unit of the four required is that devoted to research training, although one of the other three is normally a language at the appropriate level. (No existing knowledge of Latin or Greek is required, but we do expect all students to acquire some knowledge of one of the languages during the MA). Apart from these requirements, students are able to choose freely in constructing an MA course which best suits their interests and skills.
In addition, we offer one specialist pathway through the MA programme, namely the 'City of Rome' pathway. This pathway involves taking a course unit at the British School at Rome, for which students prepare by studying a course on Roman social and urban history.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
International students (per annum): £15,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.
The Faculty of Humanities Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2016 entry.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- PG Taught Admissions
- +44 (0)161 275 0322
- +44 (0)161 275 3098
- Academic department overview
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