Postgraduate Students


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.

Core course

You will take a compulsory course, which will provide an introduction to research skills in Archaeology and Classics, including the implementation of theoretical approaches and methods, and accessing resources for your research. The compulsory course for this programme is:



Option courses

You will choose a further five courses from a selection on offer.

Course options running in 2024-2025

* * Please note that the list of courses below is provisional and subject to change.


In addition to the above Ancient Worlds courses, students enrolled on the MSc in Ancient Worlds (online learning) may seek permission to take courses from the MSc History (Online Learning) subject to availability.  A list of their courses can be found on the History courses page.

We have also compiled a summer reading list should you be interested in get ahead of your studies.



We hope to be able to run some of these courses again in the coming years.