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Ancient Literature and Thought MA

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Explore a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts on Ancient Literature and Thought MA.

Course Overview

This new MA will foster your ability to read a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts in the original language and to develop nuanced understanding of the methodologies and critical approaches to the study of these texts within their historical, cultural and political contexts. It provides an intensive introduction to literary theory tailored specifically to classicists, making it a unique pathway in the UK for classicists contemplating going on to a doctorate, and harnesses Warwick’s strong interdisciplinary links between its departments of Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, and Philosophy.

You’ll undertake rigorous training in the close reading of texts and of Greco-Roman culture, while having flexibility to pursue your related interests – both within the field of Classics and beyond – through optional modules. You’ll also build subject specific, transferable skills in independent research, analysis, and communication.

Teaching

Taught modules are taught through 10 two-hour seminars held weekly or fortnightly in terms one and/or two. The seminars centre on student-led presentations and discussion, and class size is small, ranging from between 3 and 10 students. Teaching methods used for language modules vary depending on the level, but run across all three terms. Overall, students can expect to have on average 6 contact hours per week.

Skills from this degree

  • The ability to develop extended, well-structured and coherent arguments, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to make complex ideas intelligible to a wide range of audiences
  • Advanced skills in independent research, analysis and problem solving
  • High-level organizational and time-management skills

Careers

Typical career paths chosen by our graduates include jobs in museums and the heritage sector, education, the art market, the civil service and further research.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • What can you do with a Classics and Ancient History degree?
  • Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Next steps after your classics degree…hear from alumni
  • Networking for Classics students

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 25 3

    15th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    150 73%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    11th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    164 80%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    88th

    13

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