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The Classical Mediterranean (Distance Learning)

12 months
8190 GBP/year
8190 GBP/year
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As a period of cultural history, the scope and influence of the classical age is staggering. In this The Classical Mediterranean MA degree offered at the University of Leicester, you’ll study the history and archaeology of the time, as well as the role classical antiquity plays in the modern world.


This The Classical Mediterrranean MA degree offered at the University of Leicester provides an exciting and challenging forum for you to explore the archaeology and history of the Classical Mediterranean world. You will study and interpret evidence from the Mediterranean to gain a deeper understanding of the societies and economies that shaped classical antiquity.

Our course questions the ways in which the classical past may be reconstructed and will equip you with the analytical skills to identify the debates surrounding textual and material sources, and encourage you to interrogate current perceptions of Greek and Roman societies.

During the course, you will learn to engage more critically with archaeological issues and debates, developing skills in the analysis and evaluation of data of many kinds and from many sources. We seek to equip you with a broad critical understanding of both the potential and the limitations of different forms of archaeological evidence and develop your ability to present and use your sources effectively.

Careers and employability

Our archaeology and ancient history courses are designed to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge, whether to enhance your career prospects, proceed to further study, or for general interest.

There are opportunities to develop your practical skills, and employability skills are embedded throughout our curriculum. Consequently, our courses are highly valued by employers who will recognise the key transferable and subject-specific skills gained.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Text and Material Culture
  • Encountering the Classical World
  • Classical Landscapes
  • Households and Domesticity in the Ancient World
  • Study Tour in the Mediterranean

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree in archaeology (or anthropology in North America) or classical studies.
  • We will consider applicants who do not have a degree but have extensive professional archaeological experience.
  • If you have a 2:1 degree in a different subject area we may make you a conditional offer on the basis of you first taking some of our undergraduate modules as 'bridging' courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8190 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8190 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8190 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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