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Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics) (Online Learning)

24 months
8100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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The MSc in Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics) (Online Learning) from The University of Edinburgh provides you with the opportunity to explore the human past, from early prehistory to late antiquity through a diverse range of courses and independent research. 


The MSc in Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics) (Online Learning) from The University of Edinburgh has been developed specifically for students who wish to further their study in Archaeology, Classics or a combination of both. It brings researchers together to exchange ideas and to offer a range of thematic, as well as regionally specific courses.

Our highly experienced staff, with a wide range of specialisms and expertise, will help you choose a relevant subject for your dissertation, and enhance your skills in independent research and critical analysis.

The programme is structured to enable you to fit your studies around other commitments, develop your own specialised interests, whilst having the flexibility to study in a way that works for you.

Career opportunities

Our students view 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 postgraduate study at PhD level.

You will have the opportunity to gain a range of practical skills and academic experience, in a variety of contexts.

Examples of career paths could include:

  • academic research
  • various roles in the heritage, travel or tourism sectors

You may develop your own career pathway in unusual ways or branch into related or different fields, while maintaining a lifelong interest in archaeology and the ancient world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Prehistoric Britain
  • Money, Men and Gods in Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Island Worlds and Mediterranean prehistory: identity, insularity and connectivity
  • Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Early Roman Egypt
  • The City of Carthage: From Dido to the Arab Conquest
  • Here comes the war: conflict archaeology and the human past
  • Bronze Age in the Near East

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme.
  • It is not necessary that your first degree is in Archaeology or Classics or a related area, however, previous study in these subjects at honours or 'upper undergraduate' level is strongly advised. You may need to enrol on a feeder course if you do not have experience.
  • Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  •  PT intermittent fees: 20 credits £1,715; 60 credits £5,135



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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