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MA Ancient History and Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

*STUDENTSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS DEGREE - SEE THE HISTORY FUNDING PAGE*

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About the Intercollegiate Degree

The M.A. in Classics, the M.A. in Ancient History, the M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology and the M.A. in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies are intercollegiate degree-programmes of the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Departments of Classics at King’s College London (KCL), Classics & Philosophy and History, Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), and Greek and Latin and History, University College London (UCL). Modules within these M.A.s are available to students registered in any of the participating Colleges, subject to the requirements of the regulations of each College. Teaching is divided between the individual Colleges and the Institute of Classical Studies. The Institute of Classical Studies and its Library and the Joint Library of the Hellenic Society and the Roman Society are located within the School of Advanced Study in Senate House in Malet Street.With regard to the requirements for allthese M.A. degrees, students should consult the Regulations,which are published separately, of the College at which they are registered.


Degree Structure

The degree is a total of 180 credits' worth of courses, comprising taught modules (a total of 120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits)

MA Ancient History and MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies are Intercollegiate degrees and courses are offered by other UCL departments and King's College London and Royal Holloway.

Students must choose the following:

  • Ancient History

1. Core Course: HISTGA01: Sources and Methods in Ancient History (40 credits)

2. Course(s) available from the full Intercollegiate degree module list (40 credits in total)

3. Course(s) a) available from the full Intercollegiate degree module list OR b) outside of this, subject the approval of the Degree Tutor (40 credits in total)

4. Dissertation: HISTGA99 (60 credits)

A 10,000 to 12,000-word dissertation in the field of Ancient History on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, subject to the advice of tutors.

  • Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

1. Mandatory taught language or research skills acquisition module(s) (40 credits)

Language:

Greek (beginners - KCL, intermediate - KCL), Latin (beginners - UCL, intermediate - RHUL), Medieval Latin (beginners - UCL, intermediate RHUL/UCL).

Research:

HISTGA01 Sources and Methods in Ancient History, HISTGA02 Greek Epigraphy, Elementary Greek Palaeography (RHUL), CLASGG03 Greek Papyrology, Medieval Latin Literature (KCL), HISTGA03 Latin Epigraphy

2. Optional courses from LABS courses in full intercollegiate list (40 credits).

3. Optional courses from full intercollegiate module list (40 credits)

4. Dissertation: LABSG099 (60 credits)

A 10,000 to 12,000-word dissertation in the field of Ancient History on a topic of the candidate’s own choice, subject to the advice of tutors.

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