On MA Ancient History and Greek, you will combine the study of the history of the Graeco-Roman world with the study of the ancient Greek language. The programme is of particular educational value in that it develops the disciplinary skills of the historian in combination with linguistic knowledge and interpretation of literature. You will have the opportunity to study the Greek and Roman civilisations from the bronze age to late antiquity and Byzantium, as well as being able to take courses on other ancient peoples and civilisations such as the Etruscans, the Persians and the Carthaginians. The study of Greek will give you access to one of the world’s great literatures: you will read foundational texts of the western tradition – epic, tragedy, philosophy and history – in their original language. The ability to read texts in Greek will also enrich and deepen your study of ancient history.
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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