12 months
22903 USD/year
5452 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Classics from University of Canterbury gives students a keen lens through which to view the modern world, since so many issues confronting us were experienced and discussed with great insight by the ancients: abuses of political power and the rise of demagogues; questions of cultural identity.


Classics from University of Canterbury brings students into contact with some of the greatest and most enduring creations in literature, art, and philosophy that the world has ever known.


Students studying Classics at postgraduate level can look to an academic career or a teaching career in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. Many of our former postgraduate students are now working in banks, government, intelligence, and many other jobs that require high levels of analytical skills, self-discipline, and passion for learning.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Knowledge of Latin and/or Greek is mandatory
  • Bachelor degree
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22903 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22903 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5452 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 NZD
  • International Students - 32,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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