Swansea University

Swansea University

Ancient Narrative Literature

This programme draws on world-level expertise to explore the various types of narrative produced in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. The course focuses on the narratives of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, both fictional and factual, in a variety of literary forms, including the novel, epic poetry, mythology, historiography, and biography. It is taught by a team of scholars associated with the KYKNOS research centre, whose research in this field is internationally recognised. The programme introduces students to the key concepts of literary and cultural theory connected with narrative and encourages them to explore new ways of reading ancient texts. As well as some of the classics of ancient literature, it also examines some less familiar texts that articulate the stories of sections of the ancient population marginalised by gender and social status.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a 1st degree in classics, classical civilisation or a related background in arts and humanities, normally an upper 2nd or above, or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules on the course typically include: narrative theory and genres; ancient Greek or Latin language; being Greek under Rome (Greek literature and culture in the imperial period); Greek and Roman magic (exploring the sources); reading academic German.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752