University of Reading

University of Reading

Classics and Ancient History

* Wide-ranging expertise covering ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome; the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century * Taught by world-leading experts: the Department was rated 3rd in the UK for the quality of its publications in the Research Excellence Framework, 2014 * Study in the University's Ure Museum, the fourth-largest collection of Greek ceramics in the UK * Greek and/or Latin tuition available from beginner's to advanced level **Classics and Ancient History at Reading** Ranked 6th in the UK overall and 3rd for our research output in the latest Research Excellence Framework[1], our Department is an ideal place to extend and deepen your knowledge of the ancient world. Our wide-ranging expertise covers the ancient Mediterranean world (and its reception) from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, from Greece and Rome to Egypt and the Near East. We have particular strengths in Roman history and archaeology (with long-standing links with the British School at Rome), Greek literature from the archaic period to the Roman Empire, and Greek art and archaeology. We also offer expertise in the reception of antiquity in the modern world, classical reception, economic history and the history of religions. We offer internationally renowned expertise in ancient languages, including papyrology, epigraphy and ancient linguistics. Our ancient language offerings in Latin, Greek and Egyptian will complement your studies. Postgraduate students are fully integrated into our thriving research culture, which includes weekly research seminars, reading groups and workshops featuring scholars from around the world. As a postgraduate, you will organise your own conferences, work-in-progress seminars and annual research colloquia. You will benefit from facilities including the Department's Ure Museum, which holds the fourth-largest collection of Greek ceramics in the UK, and a dedicated postgraduate room. Additionally, we are only a short distance from the major research libraries and classical archaeology collections of Oxford and London. [1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Course modules

* Approaches to Classics and Ancient History * Ancient Greek or Latin (or a modern language) * Research Methods * Special Options in literature, history, art and archaeology * Dissertation **Sample special options (students choose two topics):** * Greeks and the Land * Landscape and Civilisation in Latin Poetry * Art in Hellenistic Society * Multilingualism and Empire * Cities and the Ancient Economy


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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