Classics and Ancient History

Postgraduate degree

Classics and Ancient History

Gain substantial research experience working alongside Roehampton's respected and influential classicists and historians on this unique master's by research programme.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year (full time)
2 years (part time)

Degree Type:

MRes

Number of credits:

180 credits

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview:

This research-focused programme is designed to enhance the abilities of classics and ancient history students to conduct research at a high intellectual, methodological and theoretical level. You will receive training and guidance on conducting a piece of original research and its written presentation from a specialist in your area of interest on the programme team. The course will offer focused preparation for doctoral research. It will also present specific preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly-developed research and writing skills. 

As part of the intensive research training on offer, you will engage critically and creatively with classical texts, objects and images, and with their reception in later periods of history. The knowledge and experience of working with a variety of media will underlie your own original and innovative studies of the classical past. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to receive focused instruction in relevant subject areas for example epigraphy, numismatics and material culture. To bolster further your classical research skills, we offer tuition in both Latin and Ancient Greek, knowledge of which underpins a successful career in classical academia. As well as developing your practical research skills, the course will provide a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts that inform academic enquiry in classics and ancient history. Using your improved knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the research methods, you will be in a position to contribute to the national and international research profile of classical studies at Roehampton and to take advantage of opportunities for co-operation and collaboration in the UK and beyond.

Two taught courses complement the individual research project, one on approaches to research into the ancient world, the other one in ancient Greek or Latin, depending on the previous language knowledge of each student.

The programme provides the opportunity to complete an extensive research project on a topic of particular interest within one year FT or PT equivalent. It offers focused preparation for doctoral research and it will present specific preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly developed research and writing skills. 

 

Modules

 

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Monday all day, Tuesday Evening, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£7,950 £14,950

Career Options

As a research-focused programme, which also requires students to build up their competence in language study, the programme trains students in skills that are vital for doctoral-level research and academic careers. 

This course is also preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly developed research and writing skills. They include careers in museums, schools, heritage sites and specialist publishing as well as in the media, in archives and libraries or the civil service.

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

More Information

Dr Kathatina Rowold
Katharina.Rowold@roehampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)208 392 4371

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Our Research

Read about some of the world class research from Roehampton's historians and classicists on the School of Humanities and Social Sciences departmental pages.

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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

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