The diverse interests of the academic staff within the School allow you choose from a broad range of topics for your independent research.
This programme aims to introduce students across the various sub-disciplines of Classics —Greek and Latin Literature and Thought, Ancient History, and Classical Art and Archaeology — to independent research. You will be assigned two supervisors with expertise in your chosen area to help you to complete your thesis.
It is designed for a variety of applicants, such as ancient historians, archaeologists and art historians, literary specialists, those familiar with Greek and Latin and those wanting to learn these ancient languages from scratch.
The programme is an excellent preparation for further postgraduate research at doctoral level.
During the year you will meet regularly with your supervisor who will guide you as you research and write the thesis. You will be provided with suitable training in research techniques and you will be able if necessary to attend classes to develop your knowledge of ancient and modern languages.
You will also have the opportunity to attend other courses, whether because they are relevant to your project or simply because they interest you.
Students submit a thesis not exceeding 30,000 words which is examined by two examiners (one internal, one external).
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This article was published on Feb 28, 2011