Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Ancient History

This is a flexible programme designed to provide a proper grounding in research skills and methods, and the opportunity to explore an area of independent research suited to the needs and interests of individual students. It is also possible to spend part of the year on a residential course at the British School in Athens or the British School at Rome (subject to acceptance). All students are trained in research methods and skills, including academic writing, public speaking, the handling of ancient texts and Greek or Latin at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements

A 1st or good Upper 2nd class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, such as ancient history, classics, classical archaeology or any related humanities or social science discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English are required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of bursaries for Master's degree will be awarded (home/EU/overseas); students eligible for an AHRB or a research council postgraduate studentship must apply for an award from the scheme for which they are eligible if they are to be considered for a School of History and Archaeology Bursary.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70903