University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

The Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity

This course is concerned with the visual culture of classical antiquity and modern theories of its study: Greek and Roman sculpture, architecture, mosaics, painting, and urbanism. It brings together archaeological, art historical and historical approaches to examine how visual material was treated and understood in antiquity and reinvented for centuries to come. As well as learning how to look at ancient visual evidence and to use it to construct art-historical and historical arguments, students also study a range of responses to and theories around it, from various periods of classicism in antiquity to modern advertising, from stylistic analysis to modern media studies. The course includes study trips to sites in the region, such as Kedleston Hall and Castle Howard, as well as to the British Museum and museums in Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an ancient history, classics or related subject. English language requirements: IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules may include: researching the ancient world; myth, society and religion; telling stories; war and its representation; the ancient city; beginners' Latin; intermediate Latin; advanced Latin; beginners' Greek; intermediate Greek; advanced Greek; dissertation in classical antiquity.

Assessment methods

Assessment is generally through written assignments, as well as the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Officer, Department of Classics
Telephone number: 
0115 951 4800