Entry requirements

2:1 (Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent). Degree subjects should be relevant to course applied for.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will introduce you to a range of different approaches to the study of the history of the Greek and Roman worlds, combined with opportunities for specialisation in particular areas. Through your studies, you will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of ancient history to standards significantly superior to those expected of a final year undergraduate. The course will also prepare you to undertake original independent research in an aspect of ancient history.

Key facts

- This course is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in Ancient History or a related subject.

- Nottingham’s vibrant classics department has special strengths in Greek drama; Greek political, social, economic and religious history; Latin epic and prose literature; Roman history, society and culture; late antiquity; ancient art and visual culture; and the reception of the classical world in European culture.

- The Department of Classics has a strong reputation in both teaching and research. In the most recently Research Assessment Exercise, 90 per cent of the Department's research was considered to be of international standard.

- Staff are involved in the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies, the Institute for Study of Slavery, and the Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Humanities' web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559