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University of Glasgow: Classics and Ancient History

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Humanities
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Masters enables you to acquire and develop skills as an independent researcher in the field of Classics and Ancient History. If you have studied Classics at undergraduate level and want to take your studies to a higher level, or if you have a background in other periods of history, philosophy, art or literature and want to develop your studies with reference to the ancient world; this programme is designed for you.

Classics at Glasgow is a world-leading centre for the study of Roman oratory. Our scholars are active researchers in fields as diverse as religion, historiography, comedy, science, technology, medicine, warfare and late antiquity.

We have active research projects on the reception of the Classical world from the Middle Ages onwards.

Classics at Glasgow is a world-leading centre for the study of Roman oratory. Our scholars are active researchers in fields as diverse as religion, historiography, comedy, science, technology, medicine, warfare and late antiquity. We have active research projects on the reception of the Classical world from the Middle Ages onwards. * You will benefit from access to the University’s well-stocked library, The Hunterian (with its notable fine coin collection), and a dedicated Classics postgraduate study space and library. * If you study with us, you will develop a broad range of intellectual and transferable skills. You may also have the opportunity to interact with collaborative research projects in our key areas of activity.

You will complete:

  • One core course
  • Five optional courses
  • Dissertation (12,000-15,000 words)

Core course

  • THEORIES AND METHODS FOR ANCIENT HISTORY & CLASSICS

Optional courses

  • THUCYDIDES (IN TRANSLATION)
  • EXPLORATIONS IN THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
  • ANCIENT DRAMA
  • DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE: CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT
  • TOPICS IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CULTURE 1 AND TOPICS IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CULTURE 2

Other optional courses may include (depending on the year):

  • FROM THE GRACCHI TO SULLA: THE SOURCES AND THE HISTORY 133-70 BC
  • THE ROMAN HISTORICAL IMAGINATION
  • ANCIENT WARFARE
    • ART OF DIVERGENCE IN ANCIENT EGYPTTHE MATERIAL WORLD IN GREEK RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND PRACTICE
  • ANCIENT MEDICINE
  • NATURE AND THE NATURAL WORLD IN ANTIQUITY
  • ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY IN CONTEXT
  • LITERATURE IN FRAGMENTS
  • LOVE AND WAR: LATIN LOVE POETRY

Some of our courses are open only to postgraduate students and taught in seminar format, while others are taught together with Honours students usually through a combination of lectures and seminars.

You can also take courses in elementary and advanced Greek and Latin languages.

It is also possible to take masters-level courses offered by other subject areas in the College of Arts. The programme convenor will work with you to ensure a sensible portfolio of courses is constructed, according to your personal aims and objectives.

The programme convenor will work with you to ensure a sensible portfolio of courses is constructed, according to your personal aims and objectives.

Dissertation

  • A dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words, which will be mainly written after teaching finishes (April-August)

You will develop a broad range of intellectual and transferable skills that employers are looking for. Graduates have found careers in teaching, librarianship and the heritage sector. Over half of our Masters students proceed to PhD. Glasgow PhD graduates currently hold university posts in the UK, Europe, US and Africa.

Positions held by recent graduates include: University Teacher, Business Archive Cataloguer, Policy and Governance Manager, Market Research Coordinator and Underwriter.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
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