Taught course

Classical Studies

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

September, February

Course content

The MA Classical Studies concentrates on the literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. You will also have the opportunity to study some historical subjects if you wish. The study of ancient languages is an essential part of this degree, but no existing knowledge of either Greek or Latin is required for admission.

The MA in Classical Studies focuses on the language and literature of the ancient world, and the interpretation of ancient texts. There are many modules to choose from, all taught by research-active lecturers who employ innovative approaches to enhance your learning experience.

Module Content

In Part I students take a range of modules on both Greek and Roman literature and society, as well as the option to study Latin or Greek at an appropriate level. In Part 2 you will complete a 60-credit dissertation of up to 20,000 words.

  • Theory and Methodology for the Study of Classics*
  • Dissertation*
  • Women, witches and witchcraft in Antiquity
  • Ancient Medicine
  • Medicine in the Ancient World
  • Erotic Poetry in the Ancient World
  • Stories, Histories, and Ticket-Sales: Greeks and Romans on the Silver Screen
  • Myth in Greek and Roman Epic
  • Intensive Greek or Latin Language

*Compulsory modules.

Online Learning

All our modules are taught by specialists and active researchers. Whether you study on campus or online via distance learning, you will benefit from expert tuition and have access to many specialist resources in the field of Classics. Many of the modules are delivered in a blended fashion with the use of video and audio presentations. Our learning resource centre provides access to a variety of electronic materials including more than 1000 Classics e-books, 70 online journals and a number of specialised Classics e-resources. Distance Learning students will also have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and have contact with tutors visa phone, email and skype.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
distance learning
24-50 months
part time
49 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months
distance learning
24-50 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-24 months


part time
24 months
full time
18 months
distance learning
18-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Errietta Bissa