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M.Res. On Campus

Ancient History

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
19800 GBP/year
6540 GBP/year
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About

Carry out your own independent research project in Ancient History within one of the top departments for Classics research within the UK, while undertaking essential training to support your project. The Ancient History programme is offered by University of Birmingham.

Overview

You can complete your research project in any area of Ancient Greek or Roman history, as agreed with your supervisor. The taught component allows you to develop your skills in key fields such as classical languages or historiography, while you will also have the opportunity to choose modules from across the MA Antiquity syllabus which are complementary to your research.

What is an MRes?

An MRes is a programme that will help you develop the skills for both doctoral study and a future career. You will complete a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and a taught component that develops research and analytical skills. If you are interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to contact the admissions tutor or a member of staff with interests in your field to discuss your application in general and your proposed research topic in particular.

Why study this course?

Although your focus will be on an aspect of the cultures, history and societies of the Greek and Roman world, the Ancient History programme from University of Birmingham is part of one of the few university departments in the UK that draws together the study of Greece and Rome with Egypt, antiquity with Byzantium, and allows you to use historical approaches alongside those from classics and archaeology. You will therefore be able to draw on a wide range of academic expertise in the history, culture, and languages of the ancient world

The department celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework: 38% of research at the University of Birmingham for Classics was rated ‘world-leading’. A further 43% was rated ‘internationally excellent’

We have an outstanding research collection in the University Library, with strong holdings in periodicals and other scholarly publications, including those in relevant European languages, and subscriptions to all major online databases and e-resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
  • Archaeology of the Late Roman and Dark-Age East
  • Archaeology of the Byzantine and Crusader World
  • Empire and Identity
  • Greek (Beginner/Advanced)
  • Herodotus and Ancient Worlds
  • Latin (Beginner/Advanced)
  • The CAHA Seminar for Social History: Ancient Slaveries 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
  • Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.
If you are applying for distance learning research programmes, you will also be required to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study by distance learning.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £3,270 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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