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The MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is designed for students who have studied Classics, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History at undergraduate level and are particularly interested in the narrative literature of Greece and Rome.
Part-time study: Minimum of two years – up to three years
As well as a module on Research Methodologies in general, the MA includes a specially designed module (Narrative Genres and Theory) to provide students with the foundation needed to undertake advanced work in Ancient Narrative Literature and to produce a research-based dissertation in this area. In addition, students study Greek and/or Latin language at the level appropriate to their existing language skills (beginning, intermediate or advanced). Advanced language students will have the opportunity to read narrative texts in the original languages. Optional modules include: 'Being Greek Under Rome': Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period; The Classical Tradition in the Latin West, from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance; The Invention of Fiction in Classical Greece; The Emergence of Political Consciousness in Classical Greece; Gods, Kings and Heroes: Myth, History and Religion in Archaic Rome and Etruria; Romance Refracted and Novels Renewed; Text and Narrative in Graeco-Roman Egypt.
Upper Second (ll.1) degree or an equivalent qualification (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or IELTS 6.5) in an appropriate subject.
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.
International students - British Council, Federal Loans, Overseas Research Students Award Scheme.
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea is the leading centre for the study of Ancient Narrative Literature (particularly fiction), focused by KYKNOS, a Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World. The Centre promotes research through collaborative work, research seminars, informal reading groups, conferences, publications and also informs and enhances our teaching.
Swansea University library holdings are exceptionally strong in the area of Ancient Narrative Literature offering a wide selection of books, academic journals and electronic resources. Arts and Humanities students have access to a postgraduate computer facility and postgraduate study room.
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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