Classics at Edinburgh welcomes graduate students from all over the world. In Classics we can offer you a first-class experience in graduate education and research. Only candidates with a first degree in a clearly relevant field, who submit a strong and viable research proposal, will be considered for this programme.
The MSc by Research in Classics is a one-year programme. It provides a grounding in the methods and techniques of investigation while at the same time allowing you to pursue your own research and complete an extended thesis, with the guidance of supervisors who are experts in the field. As such it is an excellent preparation for further research at doctoral level.
As a graduate student in Classics at Edinburgh, you will be working closely with the fifteen members of Classics’ academic staff. We include specialists in the central areas of Greek and Latin literature and thought, Greek and Roman history, and Classical art and archaeology; but we have a broad view of the discipline, with expertise in (for example) ancient Persia, later antiquity, and reception history.
The hub of intellectual life is the weekly Classics Research Seminar, which welcomes a remarkable range of speakers. The graduate community is intellectually active, supportive, and convivial: graduates organize their own seminar series and conferences.
And besides this, you would be studying in Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, a stunningly beautiful city with a worldwide reputation as a cultural and academic capital!
This article was published on Sep 6, 2012