University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Late Antiquity

This programme offers students the opportunity to research 1 of the aspects of the fragmentation of the Roman World and its transformation into a myriad of new states as the result of internal pressures and barbarian invasion in the period AD 300-700. The taught elements examine major debates about the period, tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material as an essential foundation for the research topic. The course consists of 60 credits of coursework and 120 credits achieved through a 20,000-word supervised research project, on a topic of choice in some element of the late antique world. The 60 credits of course work would usually include 20 credits of research skills. Students will then choose 40 credits from a range of modules taught by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and the Department of History depending on interests and research needs.

Entry requirements

Entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Course modules

Modules may include (subject to availability in any given year): Greek and Latin at various levels; cities in the ancient world (population studies, space, elite interaction, historiography); empire and identity (focusing on 'Romanisation' and late antique identities); byzantine art and architecture; gender in Byzantium: women, men and eunuchs; late roman and byzantine archaeology; the economies of the late roman, Byzantine and Frankish East Mediterranean.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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