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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Primarily a training in research but also designed to complement and complete undergraduate study in Classics, teaching for this course is provided in the form of seminars, lectures, classes and individual supervised study. It is usually possible for students to follow a course of study that reflects very closely their own interests and specialisms, selecting one of our research areas as the main focus for the dissertation and other work. One of the three essays, however, can deal with another area within the classics, or another related discipline. Students can also offer an examination in a classical language or an exercise in a specialist subject (eg numismatics) in place of the third essay.

Assessment

Thesis

8,000–12,000 words and an oral examination.

Essays

Three essays of about 4,000 words each or two essays of about 4,000 words each and a language paper in another ancient language or an exercise.

Written examination

A language paper in Greek or Latin may be required.

By the end of the course students should have:

  • developed a deeper knowledge of their chosen area of Classics and of the critical debates within it;
  • come to a conceptual understanding that enables the evaluation of current research and methodologies;
  • acquired or consolidated linguistic, technical and ancillary skills appropriate for research in their chosen area;
  • demonstrated independent judgement, based on their own research;
  • presented their own ideas in a public forum and learned to contribute constructively within an international environment.

Application deadline

30/06/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,516overall cost

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 Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 24 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    180 91%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    3rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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