Research course

Classics and Ancient History

University of Warwick · Department of Classics and Ancient History
MA by research

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have achieved or be expecting to achieve a high upper Second Class degree in Classics/Ancient history/Archaeology or a relevant subject to be considered for entry; standard offers for successful applicants will typically be conditional on achieving a 2:i degree with overall average of at least 65% with 68% or over for any dissertation submitted.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department has a lively community of postgraduate research students contributing to the research in the Department.

There are two options offered for the MA by research:

  • Route A: Candidates research and write a 40,000 word dissertation
  • Route B: Linguistic training, two 5,000-word essays and a 25,000-word dissertation

In both cases the thesis must show evidence of originality in knowledge and interpretation.

Areas for PhD supervision

The Department offers expertise in a wide range of research areas, including Epigraphy; Numismatics; Visual and Material Culture; Art; Ancient Medicine; Ancient Athletics; Greek Social and Cultural History; Sexuality and Gender; Ancient Rhetoric; Augustus and the Early Principate; Greek Religion and Greek Sanctuaries; Greek theatre; Greek Literature, especially lyric poetry; Greek Political History; Latin literature (Republican and Imperial poetry and prose); the ancient novel; Geography and space in Greek and Latin literature; Classics and Theory; Roman philosophy; ; Reception of Greek Thought in Arabic Culture; Platonism in the Renaissance; Roman cultural history; Roman Economy; Roman Syria; Sicily and North Africa; The Western Mediterranean.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585