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.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History View 200 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
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.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National6540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK: £3,270 part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
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