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Ancient History and Classical Culture, MA

Ancient History and Classical Culture, MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Classical History

Course type


Course Summary


The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture is a rigorous course that concentrates on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars.

This fascinating course allows you to to observe how every aspect of the modern world has its roots in the civilisations of the Classical world.

You can study from the Mycenaean world to the later Roman Empire, specialising in history or literature, or a combination of the two. Ancient Greek and Latin can also be studied.

You are encouraged to build a methodological awareness as you are introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques which have shaped the study of ancient civilisations in the modern world.

Throughout the course you will hone the specialist research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation.


You will develop excellent oral and writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills will all boost your employment prospects.

Graduates from this course enter a range of sectors including education, marketing, government, research and events management.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module is designed to develop academic research skills, an understanding of the methods used in the advanced study of Classics and Ancient History, and a grasp of appropriate ways of presenting the results of such study.
Ancient History and Classical Culture

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Classics or a relevant discipline.