Taught course


University of Nottingham · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

2:1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

MA Classics will introduce you to a range of approaches to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds, and will broaden and deepen your understanding of Classics, in the fields of Ancient History, Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity and Classical Literature. It will give you the opportunity to acquire and practise specific study skills, such as literary theory, close reading, contextual analysis, methodology and training in ancient and modern languages, historiography, visual culture of antiquity, and training opportunities in the Arts Digital Transformations Hub.

Depending on the pathway you wish to follow, the course allows you to develop advanced skills in reading Classical Literature, Ancient history and Visual Culture of the Classical Antiquity through specialised training in the core module Researching the Ancient World, expert supervision for the MA dissertation, and teaching in a selection of themed modules which change annually. Modules are interdisciplinary and will allow you to concentrate on aspects of the subject which are best-suited to your interests and experience as a student of Classics.

You will also have the option of taking a language module in Greek or Latin (at advanced, intermediate or beginners level, depending on your level of previous language study). This route through the course is strongly recommended for those considering a research degree. You may also wish to consider taking a module in another appropriate humanities discipline, such as Archaeology, English, History of Art and History. We also offer you the chance to apply for the City of Rome Postgraduate Course, a module involving a two-month residential course at the British School at Rome, whilst studying the history, archaeology, literature and visual culture of the city of Rome.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151