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The MA Classics is an intesive year-long course, designed both as a self-contained block of study and as preparation for PhD work.
Part-time study: n/a
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.
The MA Classics 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 schemes are designed to be flexible, and can, within limits, be tailored to meet the needs or interests of individual students.
Modules deal with literary text; 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.
Research: 2.1 degree in Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology or related subject area. Taught MA: 2.1 degree in Humanites 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 Scholarships single annual award of £250.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
There are opportunities for graduate study in language, literature, history and archaeology. The special interest of the staff are in the areas of:
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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