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About

This interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Classics at Birkbeck, University of London is ideal for graduates with prior knowledge or study of Greek and Latin who want to undertake advanced study of the classical world at postgraduate level.

Overview

The Classics course at Birkbeck, University of London starts with a broadly chronological introduction to the classical world, from the archaic Mediterranean to the early Christian Roman Empire. You will explore politics and culture, religion, sex and sexuality, the writing of history, and the reception of classical culture in the modern world, particularly the meanings that have been attached to the classical past, which is a particular research strength in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. 

You will also continue your study of Greek or Latin, enhancing your language comprehension to an advanced level, while a wide range of option modules allow you to explore and expand your interests more fully. You will receive training in research methods and techniques, which will give you the confidence and skills to research and write a dissertation on a subject of particular interest to you, with guidance and supervision from one of our academic experts. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in museums or galleries, research and archiving, or education. Possible professions include heritage manager, higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or newspaper journalist. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within the fields of education and local or national government, such as secondary school teacher or Civil Service fast streamer. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Athens: Material Culture Approaches to the Classical City
  • From temples to museums: post-classical encounters with classical antiquities
  • Mapping the Middle Ages, from Ptolemy to Planoudes (c. 150-1500)
  • Money and Empire c. 300-c. 800
  • Rome in Britain: Receptions of Antiquity and the Grand Tour
  • The City of Rome: Ancient to Medieval

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you  time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in an arts subject. Proficiency in either Greek or Latin.
  • We will also normally consider social science and science graduates, and applicants with other qualifications.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £4515 pa
  • Part-time international students: £8190 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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