Taught course


University of Birmingham · Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants will have a good degree in some aspect of the study of Antiquity, but other experience will also be considered.

Byzantine Studies, Late Antiquity, Ancient History, Egyptology, Classical Archaeology, Classics, European Archaeology, Roman History and Archaeology

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Antiquity offers a choice of eight pathways. The pathway chosen will define the title of the MA awarded.

The pathways share a common core research skills module, training you to a professional level in bibliographic research, project development, information management and retrieval, oral presentation, active listening, and a range of subject-specific skills tailored to each pathway (eg, numismatics; introduction to critical theory; ancient document handling; textual criticism; working with antiquities).

You will also choose three optional modules from across all the pathways offering the opportunity for interdisciplinary study. Examples include Myth and Text, Age and Gender in Roman Culture, The Ancient City: texts and Imagination, The Material Culture of Greece, and ancient language study (eg, Greek, Latin, Egyptian, Akkadian, Sumerian).

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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