Taught course

Classics (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Classics
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

The minimum formal requirements for entry to the MLitt in Classics are a first-class or high 2.1 degree (UK), a GPA of 3.6 or above, or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Classics is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Classics. The course embraces the study of all aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world: Greek and Latin literary culture, ancient history, archaeology, classical philosophy, and the reception of antiquity in later periods.

Highlights

  • Includes a unique and intensive core course, including training in the use of a range of literary sources and material evidence; resources and how to access them; theoretical approaches and key themes in the study of antiquity; and training in practical skills (e.g. presentation skills, digital humanities, outreach and public engagement).
  • Provides a wide foundation in key debates in the study of antiquity.
  • Offers the opportunity to focus on a wide range of specialist areas, with one-to-one supervision from leading researchers.
  • Allows students to develop their skills in Greek or Latin or to begin ancient languages from scratch, and to develop reading skills in a relevant modern language.

Teaching format

The MLitt degree requires two semesters of full-time (or four semesters part-time) coursework, with an average of four to five hours of staff contact per week (more if you choose to do language modules). The modules are taught through group seminars (with the whole MLitt cohort or in smaller groups) and through one-to-one supervision in your areas of specialization. Additionally, the core component includes class trips.

The assessment for the taught modules is primarily based on coursework including:

  • a portfolio comprising a selection of tasks including book reviews and commentaries on different forms of evidence
  • research papers
  • a presentation on the proposed topic of your dissertation
  • a take-home exam for the Themes and Methods in Classical Research 1 module.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
classpg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2608