Focusing on the ancient Mediterranean world, broadly defined, you’ll explore not simply the archaeology of Greece and Rome but also the near east and north-western Europe.
Through our interdisciplinary approach, you’ll also be able to work with staff from all areas of the School. Several members of classics have ongoing excavations in Italy, Georgia and Macedonia, which students are welcome to attend.
The Classical Art and Archaeology programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to familiarise you with the various methods used in the study of classics, enabling you to work in a manner that is theoretically and methodologically engaged.
Our students view the programme and a graduate degree from Edinburgh as an advanced qualification valued and respected by many employers, others are interested in pursuing long-term academic careers and therefore consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD.
The programme provides a toolkit of transferable skills in organisation, research and analysis that will be highly prized in any field of work. This programme can form the stepping stone to many career options, such as further academic research, law, museum and art curation, literary translation or analysis, education or public heritage.
Recent graduates in Classics are now putting their skills to use as tutors, archivists, writers, editors and civil servants.
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Programme StructureCourses incldue:
- Archaeology of the Roman Economy
- Classical Greek Sculpture
- Constantinople: The History of a Medieval Megalopolis from Constantine the Great to Suleyman the Magnificent
- Space, Place and Time: the archaeology of built environments
- Archaeological Illustration
- Principles of GIS for Archaeologists
- Byzantine Archaeology: The archaeology of the Byzantine empire and its neighbours AD 500-850.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or its international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme, preferably Classics, Classical Civilization, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology.
- We will also consider an honours degree in another subject if your personal statement demonstrates how you are equipped to undertake the programme.
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International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.