On MA Ancient History you will study the history of ancient Greece and Rome. You will also be able to study other ancient civilisations that came into contact with the Greeks and Romans, such as Judaea or Persia, as well as the Byzantine empire that succeeded the Roman empire in the east. The programme will thus enable you to contextualise Graeco-Roman history within its wider Mediterranean context. Religious, social, economic, political and cultural history will all come into play; sources will range from great historical writers such as Herodotus and Tacitus to inscriptions and papyri, and the results of archaeological excavation. Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Some classes take you out of the classroom and into the local museums and libraries. Especially at honours level, teaching is often closely inspired by the cutting-edge research of our academic staff.
You will be assessed by exams and coursework, and sometimes by practical exercises. You'll gain practical, intellectual and theoretical skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll gain rigorous mental training in a range of disciplines, enabling you to demonstrate intellectual flexibility and the ability to adapt to new situations and to learn new skills. Our Classics graduates have gone on to pursue a range of career paths. Previous graduates now work in journalism, museums, teaching, academia, accountancy, finance, IT, publishing, the armed forces, the legal profession and the civil service.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.
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£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
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