Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module);TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives you the opportunity to study ancient history at an advanced level, developing your interest in the ancient world and receiving excellent preparation for further graduate research on various topics relating to Greek and Roman history.

Edinburgh is one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of ancient history, in the chronological, geographical and methodological scope of the research interests of its staff. Particular strengths lie in the legal, institutional, social and economic history of the Greek and Roman worlds, as well as in political theory and practice, Hellenistic history, and late antique history.

The flexible structure of the course allows you to build up a combination of courses in any of these fields or to focus on one specific topic or period. You will also be part of the lively academic community of the Classics department, which hosts regular seminars, lectures and conferences.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60 (15,000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0)131 650 3772