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Classical Archaeology MPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Archaeology Of Specific Periods / Ages

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MPhil in Classical Archaeology is designed for those interested in continuing to a doctorate in Classical archaeology, and for those with experience in other areas of classical studies wishing to develop an understanding of the material culture. The MPhil combines the flexibility of the MSt in Classical Archaeology, which allows you to choose from a wide range of broad periods - from Prehistoric Aegean through Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and various Roman periods to Later Antiquity - and detailed options, with the opportunity to research a topic of your choice in the form of a 25,000-word thesis. Teaching is mainly through small-group tutorials or classes of one to five students, for which you will prepare short essays on a weekly basis, supplemented by a wide range of lecture courses and graduate seminars. Most graduates from the MPhil in Classical Archaeology continue to further degree programmes in Classical Archaeology either at Oxford or at leading universities elsewhere, predominantly in the UK and the USA. Others find careers in education, museums, commercial archaeology and the heritage industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

21 months

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,570

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in Classical archaeology or related fields (e.g. Classics, ancient history). For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0. However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.7 or above, a first-class degree or the equivalent.