Taught course

Classics and Ancient History

The University of Manchester · Classics and Ancient History

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview: Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA is extremely flexible and wide-ranging. In this it reflects the broad, multidisciplinary nature of the subject area, 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, culture, art, and philosophy. Designed to introduce students to advanced study in their chosen field and to equip them with the skills required for doctoral research. Apart from the thesis, the only compulsory unit is that devoted to research training, although one of the other three is normally a language, ancient or modern.

Information for international students

Students with a first language other than English must hold a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based).

Fees and funding

Please visit the University Website for funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322