Research course

Classics and Ancient History

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

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.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Study the MA by Research in Classics and Ancient History, and choose from a wide range of specialist areas. Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department, ranked 3rd in the UK in Classics (REF 2021), offers an excellent research environment and expert guidance.

Two routes are available:

Route A 

Completion of a 40,000 words dissertation.

Route B

2 x 5,000 word essays; 25,000 word dissertation + language training.

For both routes training in research methods as well as in ancient Greek or Latin are provided.

Teaching and learning

You will have regular monthly meetings with your assigned supervisor. Seminars will introduce you to research methods in addition to skills training and career-oriented talks and workshops. You will also be able to attend our ‘Work in Progress’ research seminars, which take place regularly during term time and offer the opportunity to learn about the work of others. Training in ancient Greek and/or Latin is also provided as required.

Information for international students

This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

For guidance on English language requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For 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