Classics and Ancient History MA

12 months full time; 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £12,075 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme is designed primarily for students who have studied Latin, Greek or classical studies in their first degree. It aims to improve your knowledge of classical language, literature and culture.

On completion of this programme you will gain:

• advanced knowledge and understanding of chosen themes in classics and ancient history
• knowledge of methodologies for interpreting evidence 
• knowledge of theoretical and analytical approaches
• ability to evaluate, analyse and interpret different types of evidence
• increased knowledge of Latin, Greek or both languages
• ability to marshal evidence, critically analyse texts and write a balanced argument
• detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject though undertaking a dissertation

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished reputation for its research and teaching. Latin and Greek have been taught here since 1874 and Ancient History and Classical Archaeology since 1910 and 1931 respectively. You will benefit from teaching and training in research techniques from specialists in the field.

The MA will equip you with advanced skills in literacy, research and project management. This will enable you to pursue the subject at PhD level or to enter a range of professions.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in classics, classical studies, or a related field. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent. 

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Sandra Fletcher
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Classics.