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Late Antiquity

University of Birmingham

M.Res.
12 months
Duration
17880 GBP/year
6120 GBP/year
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About

This Late Antiquity programme at University of Birmingham offers you the opportunity to research one of the aspects of the fragmentation of the Roman World and its transformation into a myriad of new states as the result of internal pressures and barbarian invasion.

Overview

The Late Antiquity Programme at University of Birmingham consists of three taught modules and a 20,000-word supervised research thesis on a topic of your choice in the late antique world. You should talk to a potential supervisor about this project before making your application.

The taught elements examine major debates about the period, tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material as an essential foundation for your research topic.

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.

Careers

Over the past three years, over 93% of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many of the postgraduates enter roles for which their programme has especially prepared them, such as museum and heritage activities and archaeological posts. 

Elsewhere, a range of professions are undertaken by the graduates, from librarianship and teaching to accountancy. Employers that the graduates have gone on to work for include: AC archaeology; University of Birmingham; and the National Trust.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
  • Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History 
  • Empire and Identity
  • Greek (Beginner/Advanced)
  • Individuals in History
  • Latin (Beginner/Advanced)
  • CAHA Seminar for Social History: Ancient Slaveries 
  • Economies of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East 
  • Gender in Byzantium 
  • Ideas, Ideals and Ideologies 
  • Methodologies of Byzantine Studies 
  • Numismatics for Research and in Museums 
  • Numismatics for Research and in Museums 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA: 3015 GBP part-time

Funding

  • Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

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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