UCAS code: VQ46
Duration: 4 years
School: History, Classics and Archaeology
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
In MA Classical Archaeology and Latin, you will combine the study of the material record of the Graeco-Roman world with the study of the Latin language.
The study of the literature, languages and material culture of the classical civilisations requires the development of a wide range of disciplinary skills. By combining language expertise, literary analysis, and understanding of society through its literature with the intellectual and visual skills used by archaeologists and art historians, you will gain a valuable dual perspective on the ancient world.
Study of this complex evidence, both written and material, fosters an understanding of societies and people who are chronologically remote but highly significant for the modern world.
You will select two survey courses on the history and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds, and will also take two courses in either beginners’ or advanced intermediate Latin, as appropriate. You will additionally choose two courses from a wide range of options, usually outside classics.
You will take two courses in Greek and Roman art and archaeology, as well as two courses in advanced Latin. Additionally you will choose two courses from a wider selection.
You will take a course in Latin language and select three classical art/archaeology honours courses. You will also select a further two Latin honours courses.
You will write a double-weighted dissertation on a topic of your choice in classics. You will also select two Latin honours courses, one classical art/archaeology honours course, and one course chosen from ancient history, classical art/archaeology, classical literature in translation and beginners' or intermediate Greek courses.
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You will be taught in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology and in other lecture rooms and classrooms around George Square in the University's Central Area. The School building is home to a Student Research Room and subject collections; the University Library and computing facilities are located in George Square.
Opportunities to study abroad are available in this subject area.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminar groups and tutorials. Some classes take you out of the classroom and into the local museums and libraries.
You will be assessed by exams and coursework, and sometimes by practical exercises.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
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You’ll gain practical, intellectual and theoretical skills that are highly valued by employers. You’ll gain rigorous mental training in a range of disciplines, enabling you to demonstrate intellectual flexibility and the ability to adapt to new situations and to learn new skills.
By working with distant sources and inconclusive evidence, you’ll learn to think logically and to develop sound research and analytical skills. You’ll learn how to make links between what you already know and what you still need to find out. You’ll be taught how to compile and critically evaluate evidence in order to formulate and present an argument coherently.
Our Classics graduates have gone on to pursue a range of career paths. Previous graduates now work in journalism, museums, teaching, academia, accountancy, finance, IT, publishing, the armed forces, the legal profession and the civil service.
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We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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