M.A. On Campus


Brock University

24 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Brock University Classics program stands out because of its young, dynamic, and engaged faculty. There’s a real emphasis on teaching here, both in and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to engage with faculty not only in the classroom, but also in our offices and hallways, in our Cypriote Museum, and especially with our annual research and study programs in the Mediterranean.


The Master of Arts in Classics at Brock University emphasizes a holistic approach to the Greek and Roman worlds and engages students in the study of languages, literature, history, and material culture. Students continue their study of Greek and Latin in order to ensure that they can access the wealth of literary and documentary sources which have survived and still continue to surface. 

Program Details

The program also assigns prominence to historical context and material culture, especially promoting active archaeological research and travel to the Mediterranean. The program is structured on the principle that these diverse approaches inform one another and produce a cross disciplinary, well rounded and thus broader understanding of the world and legacy of the Greeks and Romans.

In addition to the general MA program, students may specialize in one of two “fields”: one in Classical Art and Archaeology and one in Text and Culture

The Department regularly offers overseas courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the archaeological field school and study tours to Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Graduate students who have not previously excavated or participated in a study tour can enroll in these courses, and those that have may qualify for teaching assistant positions for these. In recent years, courses in advanced archaeological research have been offered in Greece and Turkey.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Archaeological Ethics
  • Seminar in the Art and Architecture of the Greco-Roman World
  • The Athenian Acropolis
  • Seminar in Greek and Roman Social and Cultural History
  • Ancient Mediterranean Socioeconomics
  • Seminar in Greek and Latin Literature
  • Advanced Archaeological Research
  • Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Greece
  • Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Turkey

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Three academic references are required.
  • A letter of intent — maximum two pages in length outlining your research interests and objectives in attending graduate school in Classics
  • A writing sample — no more than 20 pages
  • A list of which unadapted Greek and Latin authors you have read, including which works, and parts thereof

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23502 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8175 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8175 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /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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