Taught course

Classical Literature

University of Nottingham · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in ancient history, classics or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on Greek and Latin Literature in its cultural context. It examines different ways of reading and using literary texts across a wide range of authors, genres and periods, combined with opportunities for in-depth specialisation in a particular area.

As well as learning about a range of methodologies and approaches, you will also be encouraged to explore responses to Latin and Greek literature in later cultures (from Neo-Latin epic). You will have the opportunity to begin or continue an ancient language as necessary to bring your language skills up to an appropriate level for studying Classical texts in the original.

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

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: 7.0 (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 funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
0115 9514800
0115 951 4811