Department of Greek & Latin

MA in the Reception of the Classical World: programme structure

The programme aims to provide graduate students with a thorough grounding in key aspects of and approaches to the reception of classical culture – understood broadly as its interpretation, appropriation, representation or reconstruction, and/or revision. It also aims to equip students with the tools for further research in the reception of the classical world by developing their critical and conceptual understanding in this field.

MA in Reception: course structure
Students take a total of 180 credits divided as follows:

a) A mandatory core course CLASGR12 Approaches to the Reception of the Classical World: 40 credits (assessment weighting 22%)

b) Two further courses chosen from an approved list: each course carries 40 credits (i.e. each will have an assessment weighting of 22%).

c) CLASGR99 Dissertation: a dissertation of 12,000 – 15,000 words on an aspect of the reception of the classical world: 60 credits (assessment weighting 34%)

Courses available to students

Students may take courses from the list of dedicated courses in Reception provided at UCL. With the approval of the Programme Director they may also take any of the courses on offer in the Intercollegiate MA in Classics, Classical Art and Archaeology, Ancient History, or Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

They may also take a maximum of one course from an MA programme offered by a different department at UCL (for example, Film Studies, Italian Studies, Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies), subject to the approval of the Programme Director and by permission of the relevant department.