This programme allows you to specialise, but also encourages you to branch out into related disciplines and to consider interdisciplinary approaches.
You will study one core module and five optional modules (2 of which should relate to Archaeology), followed by a dissertation.
Research and Scholarship in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
This module ensures that students across the range of sub-disciplines in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology 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
You will also choose five optional modules, at least two of which should relate to Archaeology. Modules currently available which would be classified as Archaeology typically include:
- Archaeological Theory, Method and Interpretation
- Archaeological World Heritage
- Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
- Funerary Archaeology
- Geographical Information Science and Spatial Analysis
- Towns, tombs, and temples: the archaeology of ancient Egypt
Additional options may also be available in Classics and Ancient History, such as Numismatics for Research and in Museums. For more information, see our MA Antiquity postgraduate modules.
You may also choose an optional module from outside of the department. Students wishing to take modules from outside the department should first gain the approval of the programme convenor.
Modules are typically assessed by written assignment, although the Research and Scholarship module also requires a presentation.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 12,000-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.