Taught course

Ancient History

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Classics

Entry requirements

The traditional requirement for entry onto a Level 7 programme is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree. In addition, the School encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The MA in Ancient History offers students whose interests centre on the study of ancient history the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to those interests.

Module Content and Structure

At Part I students take a range of modules on both Greek and Roman history and society.

Typical modules include:

  • Power and Culture in the Hellenistic East
  • Julius Caesar and his Times
  • Between Narrative and Interpretation: Writing History in the Ancient World
  • The Greek Economy in the Archaic and Classical Periods
  • Early Rome and Italy
  • Women in Ancient Myth and Society
  • Pagans, Jews and Christians

The study of ancient languages is optional.

Part II consists of a dissertation of 20,000 words which offers students the opportunity to undertake a sustained piece of research on a topic of their choice.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months
part time
36-48 months
full time
24 months


distance learning
24-48 months
full time
24 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Errietta Bissa