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Classics

The University of Edinburgh

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
21600 GBP/year
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About

This Classics programme offered at The University of Edinburgh gives you the opportunity to study specific periods and regions of classical civilisation, analyse the literary significance of texts, and develop your language skills in Greek and Latin.

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

Funding

  • School of History, Classics & Archaeology Masters Scholarships
  • Sheila Cannell Scholarship

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