Taught course

Classics

Institution
Durham University · Department of Classics and Ancient History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree in a relevant subject (typically 2:1 Honours) or international equivalent (e.g. USA 3.3 g.p.a.; Greek 6.5 / Lian Kalos).

Since all postgraduate degrees are meant to build on your undergraduate work, we ask for a previous degree in a 'relevant' subject. Note that this need not be 'Classics' (so named). If your plan is to specialise in ancient history, literature, or philosophy, for example, it might be perfectly natural to apply with a first degree in History, or English, or Philosophy; or you might just have taken a substantial range of Classical options along the course of your previous studies.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA in Classics is our core research training degree, suitable for anyone wishing to pursue doctoral work in a branch of Classics. The course places a strong emphasis on language training, on theoretically informed approaches to Classical texts, and on practical engagement with your chosen specialism. The course lasts for one year full-time (two years part-time).

Course Structure:

You will take modules to a total of 180 or 190 credits. The structure of the course is as follows:

  • Core research training module (30 credits)
  • Language module in an ancient or modern language relevant to research in the area of Classics (20-40 credits)
  • 15,000-word Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Optional modules (60-70 credits).

MA modules are 30 credits; you may substitute two undergraduate (20 credit) modules for one MA module. You may also take up to 40 credits of modules offered by other Departments (subject to approval).

Not all modules will be offered every year, and new modules (both elective and core) are added regularly.

Core Modules:

  • Classical Research Methods and Resources
  • Language module in an ancient or modern language relevant to research in the area of Classics
  • Dissertation.

Information for international students

Please check the English Language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
7750
International students
18300

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1000