Ancient History, M.A. | Online (optional) | The University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Lampeter, United Kingdom
24 months
15000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Ancient History (MA) at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers students whose interests centre on the study of ancient history the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to those interests. 


If you wish to expand your knowledge of the history of Ancient Greek and Roman societies at a postgraduate level, then Ancient History (MA) is for you. The Ancient History scheme allows you to study a wide range of modules covering not only fascinating figures like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, but also basic aspects of everyday life, such as warfare and the economy.

Students in the Ancient History programme from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David will take a balance of modules in both Greek and Roman history, and may focus on one or other of the two societies in their dissertation module. 

The Greek modules cover the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods while there are three primary foci for the study of Roman history: the Republican period; the Imperial Roman West; and, the Roman East, including Egypt and India.

Career Opportunities

  • The programme provides a broad foundation for postgraduate work, by laying particular emphasis on the methodologies and research tools needed for independent advanced study, thus acting as training for students who intend to undertake an MPhil or PhD.
  • The course also provides a professional qualification for teachers or others seeking Continuing Professional Development.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Theory and Methodology for the Study of the Ancient World
  • Art and Representation in the Ancient Near East
  • Screening the Past: Film and History – Ancient, Medieval, Modern
  • The Greek Economy in the Archaic and Classical Periods
  • The History and Culture of Late Antiquity
  • Gender in the Ancient World
  • Aspects of Greek and Roman Religion and Cult
  • Life in the Eastern Desert of Egypt
  • Myth in Greek and Roman Epic
  • Textiles in the Ancient World
  • Power and Culture in the Hellenistic East

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The traditional requirement for entry onto a Level 7 programme is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree.
  • Candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.
  • Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Overseas (distance/online): £10,000

Living costs for Lampeter

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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