Edinburgh is one of the leading centres in the UK for the study of ancient history, in the chronological, geographical and methodological scope of the research interests of our staff. The range and content of our courses reflect staff research strengths in Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique topics. Greek and Latin language courses are always offered.
Our particular strengths lie in the legal, institutional, social and economic history of the Greek and Roman worlds, as well as in political theory and practice, Hellenistic history, and late antique history.
As a student on this Ancient History programme at The University of Edinburgh you will develop your skills in critical thinking, clear writing and research, verbal presentation and critical analysis.
Our students view the programme and 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 a PhD.
The programme provides a toolkit of transferable skills in organisation, research and analysis that will be highly prized in any field of work. This programme can form the stepping stone to many career options, such as further academic research, law, museum and art curation, literary translation or analysis, education or public heritage.
Recent graduates in Classics are now putting their skills to use as tutors, archivists, writers, editors and civil servants.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Skills and Methods in Classics
- Elementary Latin (PG)
- Elementary Greek (PG)
- Intermediate Greek (PG)
- Intermediate Latin (PG)
- A Period of Ancient History
- A Topic in Late Antique and Byzantine History
- The Hellenistic City
- Constantinople: The History of a Medieval Megalopolis from * Constantine the Great to Suleyman the Magnificent
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 200 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme, normally Classics, Classical Civilization, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology.
- We will also consider an honours degree in another subject if your personal statement demonstrates how you are equipped to undertake the programme.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
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