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Roman History and Archaeology MA

Roman History and Archaeology MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Archaeology Roman History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed for students who wish to adopt a twin-tracked approach to the past by using both historical and archaeological evidence. Roman civilisation produced one of the largest empires of the ancient world. The Roman Empire had one of the most advanced technologies of the ancient world, producing major architectural, cultural and artistic achievements. The extensive remnants left behind enable us to recreate and understand Roman culture thousands of years later. Our Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies contains one of the largest concentrations of experts in Roman History and Archaeology with experts in Pompeii, Rome, Egypt, as well as in the study of artefacts and of ancient medicine. You spend your first term at our beautiful campus overlooking the Roman and Medieval city of Canterbury, just one hour from London. While in Canterbury, you gain training in research skills in both Roman History and in Archaeology.

The second term is based at Kent's Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies, at the campus of the American University of Rome, where you study the sites and museums of ancient Rome. All teaching is in English. The experience of staying in Rome and studying the city brings into focus new ideas and a new perspective of the ‘Eternal City’. The programme can also be studied at Canterbury only. This is an ideal programme for graduates of history, ancient history, classics or the wider humanities, wanting to gain practical experience in applying their expertise and benefit from the experience and confidence gained from living and studying overseas. Recent graduates have progressed to careers in a wide range of related professional and leadership areas, including national and local museums, teaching and senior roles with archaeological organisations (national government institutions, contracting units and trusts). A large proportion of completing Master’s students have progressed onto PhD study.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The module introduces students to sites and museum resources in the City of Rome through a series of weekly study blocks and is taught in Rome through collaboration between Kent staff and those of the American University in Rome. Each block has been developed to ensure that classroom based learning, on-site learning and library based research by the students are fully integrated as a thematic package.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper-second class honours degree in ancient history, ancient history and archaeology, classical studies, classical and archaeological studies or another relevant subject (or the equivalent). All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.