Taught course


Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Classics, Classical Civilisation or a related background in Arts and Humanities, normally an upper second or above, or equivalent. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Classics studies Greek and Latin language, literature, and civilisation. The MA allows students to develop advanced reading skills in ancient languages and to apply them to the study of a selection of some of the most important literary texts from the ancient world.

Modules on the course typically include:

• Narrative Theory and Genres

• Ancient Greek or Latin Language

• Ancient Greek or Latin Texts

• Explorers, Travel and Geography

• Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0)1792 606752