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Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MPhil

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

About the course

This two-year course has been devised as a multi-purpose introduction to the Roman world in Late Antiquity, to Byzantium, the medieval successor of the East Roman Empire, and to neighbouring peoples and their cultures.

This course can be taken as a free-standing degree, or as the first step towards doctoral research. The course includes the completion of a 30,000-word dissertation.

Course structure

You have the option of selecting a focus of study dependant on your knowledge of languages or on your primary interests in the field. Two basic pathways lead into each field of study, one in language training and one in auxiliary disciplines, and you are expected to choose between them at the beginning of the course.

Assessment
Pathway one

In year one, the core paper will be examined on the basis of two 5,000-word essays on topics of your choosing, subject to the approval of your supervisor, submitted in Hilary and Trinity term. The intensive courses in language and literature will be assessed with examinations at the end of the year.

In year two, you will be assessed on your 30,000 word thesis submitted at the end of Trinity term. Depending on which option you then take, you will either be assessed on a 10,000 word dissertation submitted at the end of Trinity term or examined on your chosen language paper.

Pathway two

In addition to the 10,000 word dissertation in year one, the core paper will be examined on the basis of two 5,000-word essays on topics of your choosing, subject to the approval of your supervisor, submitted in Hilary and Trinity term

Graduate destinations

About a quarter of master’s students proceed to doctoral work at Oxford; others continue academic study at other institutions. Other career destinations are as diverse as, but broadly in line with, undergraduate history career destinations. law, finance, management consultancy, civil service etc.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,460per 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 Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 93

    1st out of 10 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    197 95%

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    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    196 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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