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Classical Art and Archaeology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Classical Art Archaeology Of Specific Periods / Ages

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme studies the ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the Iron Age to the late Roman and early Christian period through their material remains including sculpture, funerary art, topography and visual cultures. Focusing on the ancient Mediterranean world, broadly defined, you’ll explore not simply the archaeology of Greece and Rome but also the Near East and north-western Europe.

Through our interdisciplinary approach, you’ll also be able to work with staff from all areas of the School. Several members of classics have ongoing excavations in Italy, Georgia and Macedonia, which students are welcome to attend. The programme aims to familiarise you with the various methods used in the study of classics, enabling you to work in a manner that is theoretically and methodologically engaged.

Our students view the programme and a graduate degree from Edinburgh as an advanced qualification valued and respected by many employers, others are interested in pursuing long-term academic careers and therefore consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD. The programme provides a toolkit of transferable skills in organisation, research and analysis that will be highly prized in any field of work. This programme can form the stepping stone to many career options, such as further academic research, law, museum and art curation, literary translation or analysis, education or public heritage.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research within the field of classical art and archaeology. The dissertation is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theory covered in the taught element of the degree and deploying a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme, preferably Classics, Classical Civilization, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology.

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