Taught course

Classics and Ancient History

University of Liverpool · School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The Classics and Ancient History MA explores the literature, cultures, history and societies of ancient Greece and Rome and their later reception, whilst delivering transferable skills and training that employers value.

The programme’s modules help you to develop thematic perspectives on the ancient world and understand ideas that inform contemporary research. They build your skills in research and communication, encouraging you to adopt strategies for gathering and organising information, analysing complex evidence, evaluating propositions and articulating arguments for different audiences. As well as pursuing independent research, you will work with fellow students to coordinate and participate in a research colloquium.

You will choose from optional modules focused around the literary, documentary, visual and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome. These modules shed light on the lived experiences of people in Classical antiquity.

Additional options in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology allow you to expand beyond Greece and Rome to the Mediterranean and the Near East, and to work with objects in our Garstang Museum collection. You can develop skills in ancient Greek or Latin language. You may also apply to study abroad at the British School of Athens or the British School of Rome as an accredited part of your degree.

This variety allows you to tailor the MA to suit your interests, and prepares you for completing a dissertation on the agreed topic of your choice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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