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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Ancient History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Ancient History (MA) offers students whose interests centre on the study of ancient history the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to those interests.

If you wish to expand your knowledge of the history of Ancient Greek and Roman societies at a postgraduate level, then Ancient History (MA) is for you. The Ancient History scheme allows you to study a wide range of modules covering not only fascinating figures like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, but also basic aspects of everyday life, such as warfare and the economy.

Course Overview

The Ancient History (MA) offers students whose interests centre on the study of ancient history the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to those interests. Students will take a balance of modules in both Greek and Roman history, and may focus on one or other of the two societies in their dissertation module. The Greek modules cover the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods while there are three primary foci for the study of Roman history: the Republican period; the Imperial Roman West; and, the Roman East, including Egypt and India.

Assessment

An MA degree in Ancient History involves a wide range of assessment methods. In addition to traditional essays, you will be assessed through bibliographic exercises, presentations – oral and PowerPoint based, creation of abstracts, in-house conference papers, article reviews, creation of project plans and, of course, the dissertation. This variety of assessment helps develop skills in presenting material in clear, professional and a lucid manner, whether orally or in writing.

The assessment is on the student’s own subject of choice in relation to each module, always in consultation with the relevant tutor. Most modules are assessed by long essays, but some modules are assessed by alternative means, such as conference-style presentations.

Career Opportunities

The programme provides a broad foundation for postgraduate work, by laying particular emphasis on the methodologies and research tools needed for independent advanced study, thus acting as training for students who intend to undertake an MPhil or PhD.

The course also provides a professional qualification for teachers or others seeking Continuing Professional Development.

Different course options

Full time | Lampeter Campus | 2 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

The purpose of the Theory and Methodology for the Study of Classics module is to equip students for postgraduate study, and to give them a firm grounding in the general study and research skills that are necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. Furthermore, the study of the classical world involves a diverse and sometimes contradictory set of theoretical and practical approaches. This module aims to introduce students to these approaches and aid them in negotiating the various arguments, uses and problems associated with each.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The traditional requirement for entry onto a Level 7 programme is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree. In addition, we encourage students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply. Entry to the PG Diploma or the PG Certificate is a BA degree.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more

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