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Classics, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
An understanding of the rich Classics at University of Canterbury past gives students a keen lens through which to view the modern world. Many issues confronting us now were experienced in the ancient Mediterranean and discussed with great insight by people of the time: questions of cultural identity; abuses of political power and the rise of demagogues; the nature-nurture debate.+
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Overview

Learning outcomes

The Classics at University of Canterbury very words by which we know such important concepts as democracy, philosophy, theatre, rhetoric, and psychology are Greek in origin, indicating that they are ancient Greek inventions. Likewise, the cultural legacy of Rome is far-reaching, especially in architecture, administration, and law-making, in addition to its literature and art.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Mythologies
  • Roman Mythologies
  • Roman History
  • Beginners' Latin 
  • Roman Art and Architecture
  • Alexander the Great
  • Troy and Ancient Epic
  • Ancient Economies
  • Intermediate Greek Authors
  • Intermediate Latin Authors 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Classical studies at school is an excellent preparation for Classics at UC, however this is not a required background for study at first-year level.
  • Students with previous experience of studying Greek or Latin may be able to proceed directly to 200-level courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47789 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 30,700 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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