The taught elements of the Late Antiquity programme at University of Birmingham examine major debates about the period, tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material as an essential foundation for your research topic.
Times Higher Education ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
Why study this course?
- Research resources: 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.
- Coin collection: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts houses one of the most impressive collections of Roman, Byzantine, Sasanian, medieval Islamic and medieval and modern Hungarian coins in the world and has around 16,000 objects in its collection. Pandemic-related limitations on access are currently under review.
- Research excellence: Times Higher Education ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
- Course flexibility: You will have the opportunity to choose modules from a range of opportunities taught by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology or the Department of History depending on your interests and research needs.
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
- Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
- Empire and Identity
- Greek (Beginner/Advanced)
- Latin (Beginner/Advanced)
- CAHA Seminar for Social History: Ancient Slaveries
- The Economies of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East
- Gender in Byzantium
- Ideas, Ideals and Ideologies
- Methodologies of Byzantine Studies
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesAncient History View 196 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
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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.
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: £6,540 full-time; £3,270 part-time
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