Taught course

Late Antiquity

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers you the opportunity to research one of the aspects of the fragmentation of the Roman World and its transformation into a myriad of new states as the result of internal pressures and barbarian invasion in the period AD 300–700.

The taught elements examine major debates about the period, tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material as an essential foundation for your research topic.

Modules include:

• Greek and Latin at various levels
• Individuals in History (Roman historiography)
• Empire and Identity (focusing on ‘Romanisation’ and late antique identities)
• Byzantine Art and Architecture
• Gender in Byzantium: women, men and eunuchs
• Late Roman and Byzantine Archaeology
• The Economies of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East Mediterranean

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Information for international students

Academic requirements: We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. English language requirements: holding an English language qualification to the right level taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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