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Classics and Ancient History MA

Our Classics and Ancient History master's builds and expands on your previous studies. You can specialise in either classics or ancient history.

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Course suspension

Our Classics and Ancient History MA is suspended for 2024 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for this course.

You can apply for other courses related to your subject of interest for 2024 entry, such as:


The course is primarily designed for students who have studied ancient history, classics or classical studies as their first degree.

The highly flexible master's in Classics and Ancient History offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of topics. These topics reflect the research specialisms of our staff in:

  • ancient history
  • classics
  • archaeology including Byzantine studies

You'll develop your own research interests and professional skills.

Classics and ancient history at Newcastle has a long and distinguished reputation for its research and teaching. We've taught Latin and Greek since 1874, ancient history since 1910, and classical archaeology since 1931.

You can choose to study one of two pathways: Classics or Ancient History.

If you're interested in classics, you'll study literatures, languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome at an advanced level.

If you specialise in ancient history, you'll focus on the histories, societies and cultures of:

  • Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Rome
  • the wider Mediterranean world


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Sandra Fletcher
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966


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