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Ancient History - MA

University of Kent
One year full-time (part-time enrolment possible)
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Canterbury
English
University of Kent

Program description

Ancient History - MA

The major civilisations of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome, still shape global culture today.  Our MA in Ancient History enables you to gain an advanced understanding of ancient culture, whether you focus on literature, thought, art or religion. The MA gives you an opportunity explore the history, political and social organization, or material artefacts of ancient cultures, to demonstrate a critical engagement and develop an informed sense of the similarities and differences between them and our own culture.

The program allows you to develop your research skills and to become by the end of the degree an independent researcher, well equipped for future work for a PhD or to undertake research outside academia. The program begins by focusing on research skills, which you study alongside either an option module or a language module (in ancient Greek or Latin). For the Spring Term, you choose two option modules that reflect the research interests of staff within the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies. This is an ideal program for graduates of history, ancient history, classics or the wider humanities, wanting to gain practical experience in applying their expertise.

This program is taught at our Canterbury campus. There is also a version of this program which allows you to spend a term in Rome.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

Students applying for a postgraduate degree must normally have a British first or second class honours degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. However, 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. Please note that each program of study will have specific entry requirements too. Look up your program using our course finder and check under the 'Entry requirements' tab.

For information on entry requirements for your country, see our International Student website.

English Language Requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. See our English language requirements page on our website for full details.

For specific entry requirements for your country and other relevant information, see the International Student website.


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Program content

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Intellectual skills
  • Subject-specific skills
  • Transferable skills

For more information please visit the university website.

Scholarships & funding

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a number of Scholarships for Undergraduate and Taught Masters students. The Scholarships are worth £8,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.

Further details on how to apply and a full list of scholarships available can be found on the University of Kent's Scholarships and Funding web pages.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Continuing studies

Please visit the university website for information about further studies.

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University of Kent

University of Kent

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University of Kent

University of Kent
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CT2 7NZ Canterbury
United Kingdom

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