In the MSc by Research in Classics at The University of Edinburgh, we provide you with opportunities to hear from distinguished speakers in the weekly classics research seminar series and to share your research with your peers at the Classics graduate seminar.
When applying, you must submit a research proposal explaining your plans and demonstrating your knowledge of your chosen field: this will be closely scrutinised as part of our admissions process. Two supervisors will be appointed to work with you on the project and it is a good idea to consult with prospective supervisors in advance of an application.
Our postgraduate students have access to:
- A dedicated study and computing lab with printing, copying and scanning facilities, overlooking the Meadows, one of the city’s best-loved green spaces
- Two research rooms, shared with undergraduates, housing some of our impressive book collections and a small selection of computing facilities
- A large common room overlooking the Meadows, shared by graduate students and staff
- A number of small-scale teaching rooms, well-equipped with facilities such as data projection and smart boards
- Exhibition areas, filled with artefacts and artwork from our collections
Our students view the programme and a graduate degree from Edinburgh as an advanced qualification valued and respected by many employers, others are interested in pursuing long-term academic careers and therefore consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD.
The programme provides a toolkit of transferable skills in organisation, research and analysis that will be highly prized in any field of work. This programme can form the stepping stone to many career options, such as further academic research, law, museum and art curation, literary translation or analysis, education or public heritage.
Recent graduates in Classics are now putting their skills to use as tutors, archivists, writers, editors and civil servants.
- A long dissertation is the sole form of assessment.
- You will also attend the Skills and Methods in Classics training course and may attend other courses that are relevant or of interest to you, such as our language options.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology History General Studies & Classics View 116 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to your programme.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home - £4,850
- International/EU - £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.