The MRes consists of 60 credits of coursework and 120 credits achieved through a 20,000-word supervised research project, on topic of your choice in some element of the late antique world. Ideally you should talk to a potential supervisor about the project before applying.
The 60 credits of course work will include 20 credits of Research Skills. You will then choose 40 credits from a range of modules taught by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and the Department of History depending on your interests and research needs. Modules include:
Greek and Latin at various levels
Individuals in History (Roman historiography)
Empire and Identity (focusing on ‘Romanisation’ and late antique identities)
Byzantine Art and Architecture
Gender in Byzantium: women, men and eunuchs
Late Roman and Byzantine Archaeology
The Economies of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East Mediterranean
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2015/16 are currently as follows:
Home / EU £4,090 full-time; £2,045 part-time
Overseas: £13,195 full-time; £6,597.50 part-time
For part-time students, the above fee quoted is for year one only and tuition fees will also be payable in subsequent years of your programme.
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments.
Eligibility for Home/EU or Overseas fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students
Learn more about postgraduate tuituion fees and funding.
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.
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