Drawing on the diverse interests of our academic staff (which number more than 20 in this area), the programme content is highly flexible, allowing you to choose a specialised path or a more interdisciplinary approach. We have specialists in the central areas of Greek and Latin literature and thought, Greek and Roman history, and Classical art and archaeology. We also take a broad view of the discipline with, for example, expertise in late antiquity, and reception history.
We provide opportunities for you to hear from distinguished speakers in the weekly classics research seminar series and to share your research with your peers at the classics graduate seminar.
Studying Classics at The University of Edinburgh is the perfect marriage; known as the Athens of the North, Edinburgh is a stunningly beautiful city with a worldwide reputation as a cultural and academic capital.
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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- Skills and Methods in Classics
- Elementary Latin (PG)
- Elementary Greek (PG)
- Intermediate Greek (PG)
- Intermediate Latin (PG)
- Latin Text Seminar
- Greek Text Seminar
- A Period of Ancient History
- Byzantine Text Seminar
- A Topic in Late Antique and Byzantine History
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Archaeology General Studies & Classics View 133 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other 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.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
International21600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- Home/EU: £5,350
- International: £10,800
- School of History, Classics & Archaeology Masters Scholarships
- Sheila Cannell Scholarship
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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