Classical Archaeology (MA) Program By Birkbeck, University of London |Top Universities
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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Archaeology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

This Master's degree in classical archaeology allows you to undertake advanced study of the archaeology, history and cultural legacies of Ancient Greece and Rome. You will explore classical culture within the broader context of the ancient Mediterranean world and you will learn how to use material culture to better understand ancient societies. The course will also give you the key archaeological skills you need to retrieve and evaluate material evidence. You will learn in a culture of active research, with teaching and supervision from world-leading academics working at the cutting-edge in their fields. The course starts with an exploration of the broad themes of classical archaeology, including methodologies and interpretative approaches to the material past. While grounding you in the key theoretical approaches, the degree will also develop your practical skills, with an optional fieldwork module that covers major techniques and approaches to excavation. Another focus is on contemporary debates about the reception and interpretation of classical history and culture, particularly the meanings that have been attached to antiquities, which is a particular research strength in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. You will develop the research skills and knowledge you need to research and write a dissertation on the subject that particularly interests you, under the supervision of one of our academic experts. If you wish, you can go on to pursue archaeological research at MPhil/PhD level or professionally and independently. 

Program overview

Main Subject

Archaeology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

This Master's degree in classical archaeology allows you to undertake advanced study of the archaeology, history and cultural legacies of Ancient Greece and Rome. You will explore classical culture within the broader context of the ancient Mediterranean world and you will learn how to use material culture to better understand ancient societies. The course will also give you the key archaeological skills you need to retrieve and evaluate material evidence. You will learn in a culture of active research, with teaching and supervision from world-leading academics working at the cutting-edge in their fields. The course starts with an exploration of the broad themes of classical archaeology, including methodologies and interpretative approaches to the material past. While grounding you in the key theoretical approaches, the degree will also develop your practical skills, with an optional fieldwork module that covers major techniques and approaches to excavation. Another focus is on contemporary debates about the reception and interpretation of classical history and culture, particularly the meanings that have been attached to antiquities, which is a particular research strength in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. You will develop the research skills and knowledge you need to research and write a dissertation on the subject that particularly interests you, under the supervision of one of our academic experts. If you wish, you can go on to pursue archaeological research at MPhil/PhD level or professionally and independently. 

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+
2+
Jan-2000

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Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution ranked in the top 250 universities world-wide in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2016-17. As a college of the University of London, Birkbeck awards internationally respected University of London qualifications and offers a unique opportunity to study in the evening alongside London’s working professionals.

Located in historic Bloomsbury, Birkbeck is at the heart of the University of London's city centre campus. Students from over 120 countries study at Birkbeck, attracted to the vibrant academic community and the opportunity to find part-time work while attending classes in the evening. Birkbeck offers a wide range of full time undergraduate courses within five schools (School of Arts, School of Business, Economics & Informatics, School of Science, School of Law and School of Social Sciences, History & Philosophy) and awards internationally respected University of London qualifications.

International students can check for details of equivalences of qualifications at bbk.ac.uk/international and can also take advantage of various scholarship opportunities. There are a wide range of accommodation options available to Birkbeck students, including University of London Halls of Residence, private student accommodation and flat-shares with other students. For more information on applying to study at Birkbeck as an international student, please email [email protected]


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Birkbeck, University of London is one of the world's top research-intensive universities and is ranked in the top 250 universities world-wide in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2016-17. As a college of the University of London, Birkbeck awards internationally respected qualifications and offers students a unique opportunity to study in the evening alongside London's working professionals.

Located in historic Bloomsbury, Birkbeck is at the heart of the University of London's city centre campus. Students from over 120 countries study at Birkbeck, attracted to the vibrant academic community and the opportunity to find part-time work while attending classes in the evening. Birkbeck offers a wide range of full time Master's (MA/MSc/MRes) and Research (MPhil/PhD) courses within five schools (School of Arts, School of Business, Economics & Informatics, School of Science, School of Law and School of Social Sciences, History & Philosophy) and awards internationally respected University of London qualifications.

International students can check for details of equivalences of qualifications at bbk.ac.uk/international and can also take advantage of various scholarship opportunities. There are a wide range of accommodation options available to Birkbeck students, including University of London Halls of Residence, private student accommodation and flat-shares with other students. For more information on applying to study at Birkbeck as an international student, please email [email protected]


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