The programme allows you to specialise, but also encourages you to branch out into related disciplines and to consider interdisciplinary approaches.
You will study a total of three core modules. The first of these is a core research skills module:
Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
This module ensures that students across the range of sub-disciplines in Classics and Ancient History acquire the necessary generic and specific skills needed for further research. These will include advanced bibliographic skills, familiarity with theoretical and critical approaches and schools of thought, technical skills such as techniques of epigraphy or numismatics where appropriate. Delivery will take place in seminar formats, with sub-disciplines offering different break-out sessions as needed.
Assessment: Two written assignments and a 10-minute presentation
Your remaining two core modules will be language modules, at least one of which should be Greek. Your language options typically include:
You will also choose three optional modules, at least two of which should relate to the Byzantine Studies pathway. Options available typically include:
- Aspects of Byzantine History
- Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
- Byzantine Art and Architecture
- Numismatics for Research and in Museums
- The Economies of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East
For more information, see our Classics and Ancient History postgraduate modules.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.