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Master of Ancient History

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The Masters curriculum

With a Master of Ancient History you set your study focus on one era, the ancient world. Within this era two cultural groups stand out above all, and you can regard them as the core issues of this particular Masters degree. You discuss the ancient Romans and Greeks, examine their intercultural links as well as their ties to neighbouring civilisations.

Besides this study focus, your study content is also conceptualised in an interdisciplinary manner. Historical and social science topics accompany your study, which enables you to choose from a variety of courses. Exemplary courses are archaeology, history of the fine arts, classical philology or papyrology.

From a methodological perspective, your Master of Ancient History teaches you the art of historical analysis or interpretation and the use of novel sources.

Admission & Application

There are a variety of universities offering Masters programmes in Ancient History as a specialisation of an overall history degree. The one common admission criterion among institutions is an undergraduate degree in history or an equivalent programme in the humanities. In addition, basic language proficiency in Latin and Greek are required at most universities. Nevertheless, we advise you to contact the university directly to double-check once you have chosen a place where you want to study.

These universities offer a Masters programme in Ancient History:

    study programmes     universities
  Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Classics and Ancient Civilizations   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Archaeology   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Ancient History     University of Birmingham
  Late Antique and Byzantine Studies     University of Oxford
  Roman History and Archaeology (Canterbury and Rome)     University of Kent
  Ancient Cultures     University of Glasgow
  Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period (MSt)     University of Oxford
  Classics (Res)     University of Reading
  Reception of the Classical World     University College London
  Classical Archaeology     Birkbeck, University of London
  Ancient Philosophy     Durham University
  Classics     Birkbeck, University of London
  Rome - Ancient and Modern     University of Kent
  Antiquity: Byzantine Studies     University of Birmingham
  History     University College London
  Classics     University of Leeds
  Classics     University of Cambridge
  Ancient History     University of Liverpool
  Ancient Near Eastern Languages     SOAS, University of London
  Antiquity: Classical Archaeology     University of Birmingham
  Classics and Ancient History     Durham University
  Classics and Ancient History     University of Birmingham
  Late Antique and Byzantine Studies     Cardiff University
  Assyriology     University of Cambridge
  Ancient Narrative Literature     Swansea University
  Archaeology (MLitt)     Newcastle University
  Late Antique & Byzantine Studies     King's College London
  Classics     Swansea University
  Ancient History     King's College London
  The Classical Tradition (Res)     University of Reading
  Ancient History     Cardiff University
  Archaeology     University of Manchester
  Archaeology     Cardiff University
  Classics     Durham University
  Greece, Rome and the Near East     Durham University
  Classical Studies     The Open University
  History (by research)     University of York
  Material Culture & Artefact Studies     University of Glasgow
  The Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity     University of Nottingham
  ...     ...


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