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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Summary

On this course, you will gain substantial research experience, working alongside our leading subject specialists. You will engage with a broad range of research methods, including some of the most influential theoretical positions and methodologies in classical scholarship and academic enquiry. You will improve your knowledge of ancient languages. You will experience an approach to assessment which spans both ‘traditional’ assignments and innovative forms including authoring an article.

This research-focused programme is designed to enhance the abilities of classics and ancient history students to conduct research at a high intellectual, methodological and theoretical level. You will receive training and guidance on conducting a piece of original research and its written presentation from a specialist in your area of interest on the programme team. The course will offer focused preparation for doctoral research. It will also present specific preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly-developed research and writing skills.

As part of the intensive research training on offer, you will engage critically and creatively with classical texts, objects and images, and with their reception in later periods of history. The knowledge and experience of working with a variety of media will underlie your own original and innovative studies of the classical past. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to receive focused instruction in relevant subject areas for example epigraphy, numismatics and material culture. To bolster further your classical research skills, we offer tuition in both Latin and Ancient Greek, knowledge of which underpins a successful career in classical academia. As well as developing your practical research skills, the course will provide a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts that inform academic enquiry in classics and ancient history. Using your improved knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the research methods, you will be in a position to contribute to the national and international research profile of classical studies at Roehampton and to take advantage of opportunities for co-operation and collaboration in the UK and beyond.

Career Options

As a research-focused programme, which also requires students to build up their competence in language study, the programme trains students in skills that are vital for doctoral-level research and academic careers.

This course is also preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly developed research and writing skills. They include careers in museums, schools, heritage sites and specialist publishing as well as in the media, in archives and libraries or the civil service.

Application deadline

28 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,504per year

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

University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 24 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    100 50%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    35.0 35%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    2nd

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