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MSt in Greek and/or Roman History

MSt in Greek and/or Roman History

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Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas

Europe: History Roman History

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The one year MSt is an intensive and high-pressure course designed primarily for those students who wish to prepare for doctoral work by means of a shorter course than the two-year MPhil in Ancient History. For this degree you will write a dissertation and complete two other options.


The language option (A) is assessed at the end of the year by a three-hour written examination and the second option (B) is assessed by a pair of pre-submitted essays.

Finally, you will write a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words.

Candidates may also be required to attend a viva voce examination at which issues arising from their pre?submitted essays or dissertation are discussed.

Graduate destinations

Many MSt graduates go on to take doctorates, either in Oxford or elsewhere. Many subsequently take up university teaching or research posts after finishing their doctorates. Those who do not take doctorates go into a variety of occupations, including teaching, publishing, administration, business and other professions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in Classics or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of ancient history. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.