UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Ancient History

The course provides the opportunity to explore disciplines useful to ancient historians and to investigate auxiliary techniques which cannot usually be learned in a first degree, including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, and textual criticism.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of a relevant ancient language (e.g. Latin, Hebrew, Akkadian) is a prerequisite (minimum GCSE or one year's study as part of a BA degree).

Course modules

Core modules: Sources and methods in ancient history; dissertation in ancient history; options: options include the following (for a full list please see our website below): Greek epigraphy; Latin epigraphy; Greek papyrology; change and continuity in the ancient Near East; economic and social history of archaic and Classical Greece; territory and identity in Ancient Greece (King's College London); Roman Egypt; economic and social history of Rome (Royal Holloway); Roman Britain (King's College London); the city of Rome (BA/MA), (Royal Holloway); propaganda and ideology in Rome; ancient Rome on film; Greek and Latin language at various levels; lived religion in ancient Greece; Constantinople.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures and museum visits. Most teaching is available inside UCL, but some is held in other London colleges; certain subjects are taught by staff at the British Museum. Assessment is through unseen examinations, coursework essays, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Graduate Programmes Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 1340