University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Antiquity (Classical Archaeology Pathway)

This course offers 8 pathways: Ancient history; Byzantine studies; late antiquity classics; classical archaeology; Egyptology; European archaeology; Roman history and archaeology. The pathways cover the full range of subjects associated with study of the ancient world and offer intensive preparation for further research and a unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (typically in some aspect of the study of Antiquity) or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills; approaches to images, material culture and texts.
Pathway specific modules: ancient Greek or Latin language (beginners, intermediate or advanced); archaeology of Greece; aspects of byzantine history; byzantine archaeology; byzantine art and architecture; coins and the economy in the byzantine world; creating Europe: complex societies 1000 BC-AD 1000; Egyptian culture in context 1100-200 BC; Egyptian language; empire and identity: the city in the roman west; Herodotus and ancient worlds; individuals in history; late roman and byzantine archaeology and material culture; myth and text in antiquity; women, men and eunuchs: gender in Byzantium; research project development.

Assessment methods

Students complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of their choice, with expert 1-to-1 supervision.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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0121 414 5488