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Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VV41

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations is a joint degree combining the study of archaeology and classics.Combining the study of ancient historical sources with the theory and practice of archaeology, this interdisciplinary programme offers the opportunity to explore the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. In the broadest sense the ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean began with the development of farming and the growth of complex societies in western Asia and culminated with the rise of Christianity and Islam. The influence of these civilisations extended over a huge area from the northern coasts of Britain in Northwest Europe to the boundaries of Iran in the Near East and beyond. The rich body of literary and documentary texts that survive from this period provide fascinating insights into the culture and society of these ancient civilisations. Analysis of these compelling documentary sources forms a key component of this programme. However, historical accounts are often fragmentary, and are sometimes biased towards major events or prominent individuals. Archaeology, the study of the material remains of past peoples, offers an additional and complementary source of evidence for reconstructing and understanding the day-to-day lives of the ancient Mediterranean people. You will develop skills in the critical study of historical texts and the material remains of the ancient civilisations. You can choose to study the ancient languages, Greek and Latin, or modern languages.We emphasise the importance of training in practical archaeological skills. You can gain hands-on experience of artefact identification and analysis in practical sessions using artefacts from our own Vere Gordon Childe collection. Our students will normally complete three weeks of archaeological fieldwork at the end of Year 1 and have the option to undertake further fieldwork, as well as projects in heritage management and public engagement, or the lab-based analysis of archaeological remains, in later years of study.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,950per year

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A level : ABB

Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

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    21st out of 26 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    170 81%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    24th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    18th

    6

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