Classics and Ancient History MA

Jordan B

Student Profile

About me

Name: Jordan
Course: Classics and Ancient History MA
Study mode: Full time
Where I'm from: UK

Choosing Newcastle

"I felt as though I had a good relationship with the staff, who had been incredibly supportive throughout my undergrad and wanted to continue on in the institution as the research areas of the department were very closely linked to my own."

Studying at Newcastle

"The diversity of the course is imperative for the gaining of new skills and allows for research and exploration into areas that have previously not been looked at. I would recommend this course.

"The class sizes of the postgraduate courses are considerably smaller than at undergraduate level, allowing more time for greater discussion. The workload is greater than that of the undergrad, with the course being based more on your own research and ideas; this is however, something that you are prepared for. Opportunities outside of the course are quite extensive, with participation in conferences, university led projects, and the scope for interdisciplinary interaction being encouraged."

Postgraduate Community

"There is a strong sense of community within the postgraduate sector of the University, being considerably smaller than the undergraduate courses allows for a greater deal of interaction between students across a wide scope of degrees. There is also a School Postgraduate Forum through which people can give papers relating to their research as well as take part in all of the social aspects of university which were present throughout the undergraduate courses. There are weekly seminars held through which academics from other universities come to give talks, these provide fantastic networking opportunities and are invaluable for allowing you to talk to scholars who are not at the University about future prospects, research and for asking any general questions about the field."

Funding my studies

"I am a self-funded student but the University provided ample information of where I could apply to funding for my particular degree, such as aid through the website (funding database) and specially organised funding talks to guide students through the process of applying for MA funding. These included how to apply talks which were given by the Careers Service and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)."

Career aspirations

"I aim to continue in further study within Newcastle University by undertaking a PhD. The MA is particularly focused on giving students the skills needed to continue on into independent research and so I would feel largely prepared for starting such a course."

Living in Newcastle

"Newcastle is a great city for student life as there are a great range of things that can be done both in and around campus from sports to nightlife, a lot of which the university organise to allow those not familiar with the city to see as much of it as possible."

Remembering Newcastle

"The highlight of my postgraduate experience at Newcastle University has been getting to know the University from more of a research perspective and being able to focus clearly on my own research interests."