University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


2 core courses provide study methods and research skills training, and there will be the opportunity to enhance your language skills from a range of modules in Greek and Latin at every level from beginners to advanced. You can then choose from a unique range of specialist modules in the literature and culture of the classical world (and its later reception). These are taught in very small groups or 1-to-1, so you can tailor a programme to your research interests and agenda. Your programme will culminate with a large-scale dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice, arranged between you and a dedicated supervisor.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate field of study. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language; qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Dissertation; research and beyond for sace m-level students; research skills and dissertation preparation; optional modules: themes in the archaeology of roman Britain; taste and desire in pre-roman Italy; symposion; princeps and senate: the reign of Tiberius; the roman empire in the 3rd century AD; ancient Greece and the 18th century: the (re)discovery of Greece; roman frontier systems: from the late republic to the end of the fourth century AD; Aegean bronze age interconnections and interactions; Greek and Roman material culture; Virgil's eclogues; Achaemenid sources; Plutarch; Herodotus; life, law, government and Euergetism: the world of Pliny the younger; Latin (multiple modules); advanced Greek language (multiple modules); ancient Greek (multiple modules); special author (2 modules).

Sponsorship information

AHRB Scheme A studentships (very competitive); limited number of school bursaries may be available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

PG Recruitment
Telephone number: 
0151 794 5927