University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Ancient History

This programme is designed to offer postgraduate students the opportunity to study aspects of the ancient world in depth and also to acquire the research training that will enable them to undertake independent research in this discipline. It has flexibility to cater for the differing experiences and needs of individual students while also encouraging a collective sense of intellectual enterprise. The 1st year of the MPhil is the same as that of the MLitt but the thesis required for the MPhil is 40,000 words instead of 15,000 required for the MLitt.

Entry requirements

We normally require a UK 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded for satisfactory performance in taught modules worth a total of 120/130 credits in semesters 1 and 2. M Litt candidates additionally write a dissertation of up to 15,000 words over the summer on a topic approved by the Course Director.

All students take the core module, Themes and Methods in Ancient History, which is taught initially in conjunction with the core module in Classics, but then moves into more specialist areas for Ancient Historians. This is a 60 credit module taught in weekly seminars throughout the year.

A further 60 credits are required. These may be obtained by either taking a 30 credit module each semester, chosen from the Ancient History modules listed below, or taking Beginners' Greek 1 and Beginners' Greek 2, or beginners' Latin 1 and beginners' Latin 2 (40 credits in total), OR one 30 credit module, chosen from the Ancient History modules..
With the permission of the relevant Head(s) of School, up to 30 credits may be taken from other programmes (Classical Studies, Greek or Latin) taught by the School of Classics or by other Schools.

You should make your choice of modules in consultation with the Course Director who will enter your choices onto your computerised record when you matriculate. Subsequent changes of module need the approval of the Course Director.

Assessment methods

Master's: 9 months of ongoing coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words in the final 3 months. MPhil: 9 months of ongoing coursework followed by a supervised thesis of 40,000 words in the 2nd year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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