A UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme.
An undergraduate degree in classics, classical civilization, ancient history or classical archaeology is normally required.
Applicants with an Honours degree in another subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate in their personal statement why they are equipped to undertake the programme.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements
Months of entry
This programme gives you the opportunity to study ancient history at an advanced level, developing your interest in the ancient world and providing an excellent preparation for further graduate research.
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 our staff. The range and content of our courses reflect staff research strengths in Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique topics. Greek and Latin language courses are always offered. Our 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.
As a student on this programme, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, clear writing and research, verbal presentation and critical analysis. You will be part of a Classics department ranked 5th in the UK, for the combined size and quality of research, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||120|
|Dissertation||60 (15,000 words)|
Course contact details
- Graduate School Office
- +44 (0)131 650 3772