Research course

Classics (Masters by Research)

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline is normally required. Only candidates with a first degree in a clearly relevant field, who submit a strong and viable research proposal, will be considered. Students will also need to have the relevant language skills for their topic.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc by Research in Classics is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research.

The programme provides structured research training while at the same time enabling you to pursue a research project that you design yourself, in consultation with supervisors. It serves as both a self-contained research degree and a preparation for further study for the PhD degree.

Classics at Edinburgh continues a tradition that goes back to the University’s foundation in 1583.

We now boast one of the most significant clusters of scholars in the United Kingdom working in all the areas of the discipline.

We are happy to supervise across the full range of our research interests in:

  • Greek and Latin language, literature and thought
  • Greek and Roman history from classical Greece to late antiquity
  • classical Greek and Roman art and archaeology

We are able to supervise in related areas such as Persian history and reception studies.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Administrative Assistant
+44 (0) 131 650 3782