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Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea is the leading centre in Wales, and can provide expertise touching on most aspects of the classical world, and in Egyptology.
Part-time study: Part-time study is offered. Duration a minimum of two years.
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology enjoys an invaluable asset in its purpose-built Egypt Centre, which houses about 3,000 objects from Ancient Egypt. This impressive and important collection illustrates more than 4,000 years of human development from the prehistoric to the early Christian era and plays an integral role in our teaching.
The University Library is particularly well stocked with original texts, literary and documentary, with basic works of reference and with secondary material of all kinds. It subscribes to a wide range of general and specialist periodicals.
Online access to external bibliographies and citation indexes is available. Resources include JSTOR Dyabola, TLG, Patrologia Latina and Teubner Latin texts online, and the Gnomon database.
All our postgraduate research students are automatically members of the University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History. The Institute promotes conferences and seminars involving staff and postgraduates from Cardiff, Lampeter and Swansea.
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology also has a thriving postgraduate seminar, which meets weekly.
Taught MA: 2.1 degree in Humanities or Social Science subject area. Equivalent overseas qualifications considered.
AHRC awards are available, and Local Education Authority awards can sometimes be obtained.
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology may, at discretion, enter strong applicants for a Swansea University studentship. Graduates of the University of Wales in Classics may apply for the Ellen Thomas-Stanford Scholarship’s single annual award, normally of £250.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
This MA is an intensive year-long course, designed both as a self-contained block of study and as preparation for PhD work. Teaching is seminar-based and constructed in four modules running between October and June, concentrating on study techniques employed in ancient history, classical culture and Egyptology. The scheme is designed to be flexible, and can, within limits, be tailored to meet the needs or interests of individual students.
Modules deal with literary texts; documentary evidence, especially inscriptions; archaeological evidence; and the study of sexuality, religion and society. There will also be specific instruction in research techniques. Students are required to study Greek or Latin, or Ancient Egyptian at an appropriate level.
Assessment is conducted on the basis of in-course written work and oral presentations and students must also produce a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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