Postgraduate study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

What you can study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can undertake advanced courses and research in Egyptian, Greek and Roman history and culture, and the intellectual world and material remains of antiquity.

Postgraduate courses in Classical Studies and Ancient History reflect our research strengths:

  • Greek and Roman history and historiography
  • Egyptian history
  • Late antiquity
  • Archaeology and art history
  • The intellectual world of Greece and Rome

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Classical Studies and Ancient History

A BA or Bachelor of Global Studies with a major in Ancient History or Classical Studies, or a major in Greek or Latin plus 90 points in Ancient History or Classical Studies. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Ancient Civilisations, Ancient World Studies, Classics, Greek, Latin.

You must have passed at least one of ANCHIST 310, 340, GREEK 101, LATIN 101.

To fulfil the language requirement for entry into BA (Hons), you can consider taking a 45-point module in Latin or Greek in your qualifying undergraduate degree. Contact an adviser for more information.

Master of Arts in Ancient History

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Ancient History with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Ancient Civilisations, Ancient World Studies, Classics, Greek, Latin.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in Ancient History or Classical Studies, or a major in Greek or Latin plus 90 points in Ancient History or Classical Studies. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Ancient Civilisations, Ancient World Studies, Classics, Greek, Latin.

You must have passed at least one of ANCHIST 310, 340, GREEK 101, LATIN 101.  

Structuring your specialisation in Classical Studies and Ancient History

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Classical Studies and Ancient History

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2020 BA(Hons) schedule for Classical Studies and Ancient History

Master of Arts in Ancient History

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2020 MA schedule for Ancient History

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Ancient History.

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Ancient History, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.