University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Archaeology of the Roman World

Students study the Roman empire in the wider context of its neighbouring societies; the course crosses traditional academic boundaries (eg between Roman studies and prehistory, and between archaeology and ancient history); students gain research skills; the course comprises extensive analysis of settlement and cultural systems; options allow students to specialise in key aspects of Roman-era and related studies.

Entry requirements

Normally a good 2nd class honours degree (2.1 or higher) in Roman archaeology, ancient history, classical studies or a cognate subject, or its equivalent, or the equivalent for overseas or European applicants.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and method in Roman era studies; Rome and its neighbours; dissertation (for MA); plus options chosen from; Britain in the Roman empire; classical landscapes (distance learning module); early Christian Europe; GIS in archaeology; households, families and domesticity in the ancient world; iron age archaeology; landscapes of the Greco-Roman world; North Africa in late antiquity; Roman and American slavery; Rome and the Greek East; social economy of the Roman empire; Sparta and Lakonia in the Greek world; warfare, conflict and violence in antiquity.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays and project work (including group work); students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation; Master's students write a 15,000 word dissertation; students may also elect to do an extended, 90 credit dissertation where doctoral study is the main target.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Administrators
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