This section presents the structure of the programme
in relation to the University’s Curriculum Framework.
Modes of study: the standard mode of
study for the MA in Classical Archaeology and Latin is
Programme-specific entry, typical programme
structure and progression requirements:
- The programme is open to students with or without
prior knowledge of archaeology or Latin.
- First-year Latin is taught in two different streams
to take account of the students’ previous linguistic
attainment: absolute beginners take Latin 1a (1st
semester) and Latin 1b (2nd semester), while those who
already have a secure knowledge of the language take
Latin 1c (1st semester) and Latin 1d (2nd semester).
[Students in 1c and 1d read the same texts and attend
classes with those in 2a and 2b (see below), but have
separate and different tutorials and examinations.]
- In second year, both streams converge to Latin 2a
(1st semester) and Latin 2b (2nd semester).
- At first-year level, all students are required to
successfully complete (at 40% or above) two out of
four 20-credit Classics courses that provide an
introduction to the study of the ancient world (‘The
Roman World 1a’; ‘The Roman World 1b’; ‘The Greek
World 1a’; ‘The Greek World 1b’); students are
moreover required to take a further 40 credits of
- At second-year level, students are required to
complete successfully (at 50% or above at first
attempt) two 20 credit courses specific to the study
of classical archaeology (‘Classical Art 2A’ and
‘Classical Archaeology 2B’), and Latin 2a and Latin
2b; and 40 further credits of their choice.
- At Honours level, students are required to take in
each of the two Honours years 120 credits. In Year 3,
20 credits must be from Latin language (A), and in
Year 4, 40 credits must be from the Dissertation and
20 credits from Latin language (B). In Year 3, at
least 40 credits must come from the study of classical
archaeology, and another 20 credits from the study of
Latin. In Year 4, 40 credits must come from the study
of classical archaeology, and another 20 from the
study of Latin.
- Assessment in the MA in Classical Archaeology and
Latin typically involves a combination of coursework
and examinations. Full information on the programme
and course specific learning outcomes and assessment
practices are laid out clearly in the Classics
Sub-Honours Handbook, the Classics Honours Handbook,
and in specific course booklets available for each
course of this programme.
- The range of possibilities in Years 1 and 2 enables
sideways movement into and out of this particular
programme as the student's preferences and aptitudes
emerge, and it provides different contexts and
insights which are valuable for more advanced study of
Classics and History.
SQCF credit points: courses at 1st and
2nd year level are at SQCF credit level 8; courses at
Honours level are at SQCF credit level 10.
Exit awards: the MA in Classical
Archaeology and Latin (Honours) is the typical exit award
for the programme after a normal study period of four
years. Students who fail to progress into Honours or who
experience difficulties with the completion of their
Honours programme might be able to move to a general BA in
the CAHSS subject to a number of conditions as laid out
from time to time by CAHSS.