Birkbeck, University of London
A good degree in an arts subject. Proficiency in either Greek or Latin. We will also normally consider social science and science graduates, and applicants with other qualifications. We also offer a 1-year Graduate Certificate in History , which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The structure of the degree is similar to that of our MA Classical Civilisation.
In Year 1, you take a 22-week core course that introduces approaches to different kinds of ancient evidence and major modern debates about it. You then take 1 language option module taught at the highest level, either Greek (Greek Set Book) or Latin (Latin Set Book). (Part-time students can take this as an option in either their first or second year.) Finally, you take 1 option module and you write a dissertation.
Option modules are offered on a 2-year rolling cycle and the list below shows modules taught in recent years.
Not all modules are available each year. View the full timetable for the year.
Introduction to Classical Culture .
Indicative option modules:
Athens: Material Culture Approaches to the Classical City;
From temples to museums: post-classical encounters with classical antiquities;
Money and Empire c. 300-c. 800;
The City of Rome: Ancient to Medieval;
The Edge of Empire: The Archaeology of Roman Frontiers;
The Greeks and the sea;
The Medieval Mediterranean;
The Past in the Present: Classical Archaeology in the Modern World;
The politics of culture in Neronian Rome .
You must take and pass 3 modules, including Introduction to Classical Culture. Assessment is by submitted essay - 4 essays of 5000 words each - and a dissertation of 15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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