If you wish to develop both of your of Classical languages then an MA in Classics is the degree for you. Classics degrees concentrate on the Greek and Latin languages at advanced level, as well as the literature of the ancient world. Existing knowledge of either Greek or Latin at advanced level is an entrance requirement for all Classics degrees. The programme is available as an online, distance learning programme or campus-based and can be studied part-time or full-time, please contact us directly for further information. All our modules are taught by specialists and active researchers. The influence of our research on our teaching offers our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the subject and follow the latest scholarly trends and discoveries. Our programme is designed to help learners both on campus and at a distance. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a live forum through which students and staff can interact, through which students are able better to revise and explore difficult topics and through which students are better able to access the electronic resources available in the virtual world. Studying Classics with us here at University of Wales Trinity Saint David means research-led teaching and research-active learning in an environment that allows for both full use of the virtual world and the personal approach of expert tuition. It is expected that candidates would have good knowledge of both languages to study for the MA in Classics. Some students progress from the PGDip in Greek, and the PGDip in Latin, to the MA in Classics. All our degrees are available to distance learners, and indeed the greater part of our postgraduate cohort is made up of distance learners. Every student has access to all module materials, including reading lists, on the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). All modules are taught by our lecturers, and are designed to be accessible and friendly to learning at a distance. Many of the modules are delivered in a blended fashion with use of video and audio presentations by the lecturers on each individual topic. We also offer this programme as a Postgraduate Certificate (students complete 60 taught credits) and a Postgraduate Diploma (students complete 120 taught credits) Please visit our website or contact us for the most up-to-date list of modules available and for more information on our distance learning provision and dedicated language tutors. For the latest fee information please visit:

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree; the school encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply; linguistic skills at advanced level in at least one of the classical languages are a prerequisite for this degree scheme; students who do not have a classical language at advanced level can use the postgraduate diplomas in Greek or Latin as pathways into the Master's degree.

Course modules

General Masters study and research methodology; methodology for the literature and language based Masters; Linguistic modules: Latin beginners 1 Latin beginners 2; Latin intermediate 1; Latin intermediate 2; Latin advanced 1; Latin advanced 2; Medieval Latin; Greek beginners 1; Greek beginners 2; Greek intermediate 1; Greek intermediate 2; Greek advanced 1; Greek advanced 2.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including translation exercises, textual commentaries, and exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning (full-time) February 2017 - 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 - 4 years
MA Distance learning (full-time) October 2017 - 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2017 - 4 years

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