MA in Classics
The MA in Classics is a multidisciplinary degree which has as its focus the culture and history of ancient Greece or Rome. This degree aims to provide a transition between undergraduate taught courses and doctoral research in various fields of Classics, including both literature and ancient history. It offers an introduction to methods and tools of advanced study and research in Classics, and aims to extend the skills and experience of students in such a way as to enable them to develop their own approach to their chosen field. Thus, the provision includes linguistic, literary, historical, artistic and archaeological options
Students take a total of 180 credits over one year (from October to September) if studying full-time, or over 24 months if studying part-time.
For detailed information about the course structure and its modules please refer to this page first.
CLMAC - Approaches to Classics (30 credits)
This module introduces students of varied backgrounds to the techniques and theoretical approaches relevant to the different branches of Classics. Weekly seminars, for which students prepare through guided reading, introduce a broad range of approaches to the history, literature and culture of the ancient world, and to key issues in contemporary academic debate. Topics to be covered will be chosen, as appropriate, from the following: history of classical scholarship; transmission of texts; material culture; ancient art; epigraphy: reading and using inscriptions; papyri, literary and documentary; literary theory; historical theory. The module is assessed by a book review, oral presentation, and essay.
Additional Costs to Consider
In addition to the Tuition Fees, you should budget for living costs in Reading. Detailed information can be found here.
The programme draws on the research expertise of academic staff within the Department of Classics.
Programme Director Prof. Timothy Duff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School PG Administrator Mrs Amanda Harvey (email@example.com)
Enquiries may also be addressed to:
Department of Classics
University of Reading
PO Box 218
Reading, RG6 6AA, UK
(Mark envelope 'MA enquiry')