University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Classics and Ancient History

The course is extremely flexible and wide-ranging; it reflects the broad, multidisciplinary nature of the subject area, which includes Latin and Greek language, the history of Greek and Roman antiquity from archaic times to the beginning of the Middle Ages, and Greek and Roman literature, culture, art, and philosophy; it is designed to introduce students to advanced study in their chosen field and to equip them with the skills required for doctoral research.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent; students with a 1st language other than English must hold a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based).

Course modules

Modules include: The study of the ancient world; archaeology and society in the near East and Mediterranean; directed reading; Latin letters; living in the roman empire; writing and power in the ancient Greek world; Hellenistic poetry; Greek myth; society and psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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