Prospective postgraduates

About the programme

Choose from a range of courses that explore the human past from early prehistory to late antiquity. Study at a pace that suits you and in a way that fits around your ongoing work or personal commitments.

Programme description

Our innovative online MSc in Ancient Worlds allows students across the world to take advantage of the remarkable range of expertise available at the University of Edinburgh.

Programme structure

Designed with flexibility in mind, our online learning Ancient Worlds MSc offers you the opportunity to study at an advanced level, in a way that works for you.


The range of specialisms across the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is reflected in the broad scope of courses options available on the programme.


Under the broad expertise of our teaching staff you will have the freedom to define your own dissertation project in consultation with your supervisor, allowing you to specialise in your preferred area of study.


Our online courses incorporate a range of assignments which may include discussion forum tasks, source reviews, article reviews and recordings of oral presentations.

Student testimonials

The combination of our leading academics, wide ranging topics, flexible study options and first-class virtual environment guarantees a rich learning experience. But don’t just take our word for it - have a look at what some of our students have to say.