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UCAS CODE: Q810

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Greek and Latin literature is some of the most moving and thought-provoking writing produced in any world culture. To study it in the original languages is to enter the thought-world of two vibrant societies which have profoundly influenced cultures around the world. The MA (Hons) in Classics will develop your Latin and Greek language skills. It will also develop skills of literary and cultural analysis which are powerful tools for understanding complex texts and problems in today’s world.

The course will challenge you to engage in depth with a wide range of Greek and Latin texts, from epic poetry and tragedy, to historiography, philosophy, satire and love elegy. You will develop the skills to read and understand these texts in the original languages. In doing so, you will learn about the society, culture, politics and philosophy of the Greeks and Romans. You will also have opportunities to study complementary subjects such as ancient history and archaeology.

Assessment

Almost all of the modules in classics are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework includes:

  • research essays
  • literary criticism and commentary exercises
  • class tests, including unseen translation and grammar exercises.

Careers

Classics students at St Andrews have traditionally moved into a very wide range of careers upon graduating. Some continue their academic careers via a postgraduate training degree or doctoral study either in St Andrews or at another university. Other students have often progressed to postgraduate qualifications in teaching, law or finance.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,100per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 24 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    199 100%

    1st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    5th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    1st

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