University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

This programme provides specialist methodological, theoretical, and cross-disciplinary training taught across the 1st and 2nd semesters; there is a compulsory language option in either Classical Greek, Latin, Arabic or Persian, together with specialist options allowing for regional or thematic concentration, culminating in an original piece of research and writing.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent, e.g. GPA 3.4) in a field of study relevant to this programme; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Byzantine archaeology: the archaeology of the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours ad 600�1,000; Constantinople, the city of a world�s desire 300�600; contacts and conflicts between east and west 600�900: the Pirenne thesis re-examined; Greek text seminar; Latin text seminar late antique visual culture; martyrdom and voluntary death in the ancient world; mosques, palaces and gardens in the golden age of Islam; Persian painting ; roman archaeology; the fall of Rome; Rome across time and space: visual culture and cultural exchange 300�1300; the seven ecumenical councils 325�787; the Umayyad empire: the Islamic world in its late antique context.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
Telephone number: 
0131 650 9948