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MA Classics and Ancient History

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Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Classics Ancient History

Course type


Course Summary


MA Classics and Ancient History is one of the widest-ranging courses in the UK, with expertise spanning Bronze Age to late antiquity, Anatolia to Egypt and the Near East. You will be taught by world-leading experts, with research strength in a wide range of disciplines including ancient history, literature, language, archaeology, art and culture.

Our Department is ranked 6th in the UK for research overall, 3rd in the UK for research output (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014 - Classics), and 100% of our research impact has been recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 - Classics). You will benefit from facilities including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the University Library and a dedicated postgraduate room in the heart of the Classics Department. We are also located only a short distance from Oxford and London where you can visit major collections important for research in Classics and Ancient History.


MA Classics and Ancient History course enables you to develop vital transferable skills for a range of career paths. They also provide ideal preparation for a PhD and further academic research. The programme provides excellent preparation for further academic research, heritage work, teaching, and publishing among other careers.


Approaches to Classics and Ancient History
Research Methods
Ancient Greek or Latin (or a modern language)

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You normally need a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a relevant humanities subject.