Swansea University

Swansea University


Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). This programme allows students to study in depth a topic related to the languages, literature, philosophy, and culture of the classical world, from Homer to the later Roman Empire, and the reception of the ancient world in modern culture. Students enrolled on this course study a topic of their own devising and complete an independent, original research thesis of 40,000 words on a classical topic. In the department, there is extensive competence in supervising a wide variety of topics relating to Greek and Roman literature. Particular research strengths include: ancient narrative literature; the reception of earlier literature in Hellenistic and Imperial fiction; Greek tragedy; ancient philosophy; Greek and Roman political thought. Students are encouraged to develop a methodological awareness and are introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques that shape the study of the civilisations of Greece and Rome. This programme develops research skills needed for high-level work within this field.

Assessment methods

A thesis of no more than 40,000 words. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 13,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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