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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Europe: Archaeology Roman History

Course type


Course Summary

The MA City of Rome course gives you the opportunity to study Rome’s history, archaeology, topography, demography, art and architecture – from antiquity to the present. During the course, you will spend one term on residential study at the British School in Rome. Our tailored "Approaches to Rome" module prepares you thoroughly for this time in Italy. The course features small-group teaching and, while at Reading, 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 located just a short distance from Oxford and London, where you can visit major collections important for research in classics and ancient history. Prominent research from our team includes Matthew Nicholls’ digital model of Rome, and its associated commercial and public-facing spinoffs, including, for example, our MOOC on Rome.

Our MA City of Rome course enables you to develop vital transferable skills for a range of career paths. It also provides ideal preparation for a PhD and further academic research. Previous graduates have gone on to careers in publishing, finance, education, events management and academia. This course can lead to careers in teaching, further research, library work and academic support roles.

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



City of Rome (taught at the British School at Rome)
Approaches to Rome
Research Methods
Latin or Italian

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

Applicants are normally required to have a good first or upper second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a relevant humanities subject.