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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

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This joint degree combines the study of archaeology and classics. By bringing together the study of ancient historical sources with the theory and practice of archaeology, you will 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. This 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. **Insights into cultures**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 is the study of the material remains of past peoples. It offers an extra source of evidence for reconstructing and understanding the day-to-day lives of the ancient Mediterranean people.**Study and practical skills** 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. **Fieldwork** You will complete three weeks of archaeological fieldwork at the end of Year 1. In later years of study you will also have the option to do: * further fieldwork * projects in heritage management and public engagement* lab-based analysis of archaeological remains

Application deadline

15 January

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£ 23,100per year

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A level : ABB

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

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University of Edinburgh

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    12th

  • Campus address

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

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    8th out of 24 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    165 83%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    3rd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    22nd

    5

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