University of Leicester

University of Leicester

The Classical Mediterranean

This programme offers an intensive and challenging forum for tracing, debating and interpreting the archaeology and history of the Classical Mediterranean world across the Greek and Roman periods (approx. 7th Century BC to 5th Century AD), as well as investigating its reception in the modern world. The course moves away from traditional art-historical and structuralist approaches, and from traditional narratives of emergent and developing powers in the Classical Mediterranean, to question the ways in which we reconstruct the classical past, to identify the interplay and debate between sources (physical and written), and to interrogate current understandings and perceptions of Greek and Roman societies across the span of the Mediterranean. Our integrated exploration of texts and material culture within a range of spatial and landscape contexts enables far fuller recognition of the societies and economies that shaped classical antiquity.

Entry requirements

Normally a good 1st degree (2.1 or higher) in ancient history, archaeology or cognate disciplines, or the equivalent for overseas or European applicants. We will consider applicants who do not have a degree but have extensive professional archaeological experience. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not an applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

Core modules: text and material culture; encountering the classical world; dissertation; plus 2/3 option modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is currently through essays and project work. Students are encouraged throughout to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation. Existing MA students write a 15,000-word dissertation. Campus-based students may elect to do an extended, 90-credit dissertation where doctoral study is the main target.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,635 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,635 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,385 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (EU) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (England) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,210 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (EU) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (England) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Wales) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,210 per Whole course (International) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 2,790 per Whole course (Scotland) 8 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,415 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 6,415 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,585 per Whole course (England) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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