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MA Reception of the Classical World

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
20540 GBP
National
9840 GBP
EU
9840 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Arts and Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

Students gain a thorough grounding in the key figures, narratives, art forms, concepts, and social, religious and political practices of the classical world that have been most put to use by later cultures. They are equipped with necessary research tools, including training in the use of digital resources online, library catalogues and archives.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of one core module (40 credits), two optional modules (80 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Approaches to the Reception of the Classical World

Options

Dedicated reception modules have included:

  • Rome on Film
  • Ancient Greek Theatre and its Reception
  • The Classical Past in Modern Greece
  • Athens in Ancient and Modern Political Thought
  • Students can also choose from the full menu of modules available for the Classics MA which includes:
  • Sophocles
  • Cicero
  • Dionysus in Rome
  • Greek or Latin Papyrology
  • Greek or Latin Epigraphy
  • Medieval Latin Literature

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project on a subject related to the reception of the classical world, which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars and research visits to relevant institutions. Seminars will provide practical tuition in bibliographic searches and the use of a variety of electronic databases. Student performance will be assessed through coursework essays, unseen examination and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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