UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

This course offers students the opportunity to specialise in an exciting and multi-faceted field of study that covers the history and culture of the Mediterranean world during the long millennium from the foundation of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) in 324 to the fall of the Byzantine empire in 1453.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A basic knowledge of a relevant ancient or medieval language is a prerequisite.

Course modules

Core modules; either: language acquisition; or: research skills; options may include the following: medieval papacy; identity and power in medieval Europe, ad 500�1300; codes and practice: the world of roman law; Constantinople; the Greek novel and its influence (1st to 21st centuries); the late Roman and early Byzantine city; philosophy under the Roman empire; homer's legacy; Byzantium and the first crusade; Byzantium and the fourth crusade; the Christianisation of the roman world: from Constantine to Justinian; the reign of Constantine i; living in Byzantium: material culture and built environment; Byzantium and the west, ad 843�1002.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, workshops and library visits. Assessment is through unseen examinations, coursework essays and the dissertation.


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

Programme Administrator
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020 3108 4231