University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Antiquity (Classics and Ancient History Pathway)

This Classics pathway is for students interested in advanced study of any aspect of Greco-Roman civilisation. Modules emphasise independent interpretation of primary evidence, and encourage you to draw connections across historical periods, between different types of evidence (textual, archaeological, iconographic), and between different cultures. This programme offers an ideal opportunity to pursue your interests in the Greco-Roman world in greater depth and also provides an ideal foundation for further research at doctoral level. All students take at least one classical language module, plus a general module on research and scholarship designed to introduce them to the professional skills required by an independent researcher. This is one of several pathways available on the Antiquity MA.

Entry requirements

Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have one of the following: TOEFL, 8 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Pearson
Test of English (PTE) Academic 59 in all 4 skills. Cambridge English: Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.

Course modules

2 core language modules, at least 1 which should be Greek or Latin, from a range which includes: beginners Greek; beginners Latin; advanced Greek; advanced Latin; modern languages. Students will also study a 3rd core module in research and scholarship. Students choose three optional modules, at least 2 of which should relate to Classics and ancient history. Options available may include: cities in the ancient world; Greek drama since 1900; Herodotus and ancient worlds.


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

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