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Department of Classics & Ancient History | Masters by Research (MLitt) Classics

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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Classics and Ancient History

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MLitt) Classics at Durham University

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As a centre of world-class research, we have a strong commitment to postgraduate provision, and welcome applications to the taught MA programme, or applications for MA by Research and PhD work in any of the (many) research specialities represented in the Department. With one of the largest bodies of permanent staff of any Classics Department in the UK or worldwide, we have an unusually wide range of expertise and, of course, unusually wide scope for cross-disciplinary work. We are widely known for innovative work in the study of Ancient Philosophy & Science, Augustan Poetry, The Social & Intellectual History of the Greco-Roman World & the Near East, Architecture and Urbanisation & Reception. We are also proud to support postgraduate research through our four interdisciplinary Research Centres:


Research Master's Programmes


We offer two research master's programmes which allow you greater autonomy than the taught MA without demanding the length of commitment required for a PhD:


  • MA by Thesis: a one-year programme (two-years part time), examined by a thesis of not more than 50,000 words.
  • MLitt: a two-year programme (three-years part time) examined by a thesis of not more than 70,000 words.


The admissions process for these programmes is essentially identical to that for the PhD. (You should, for example, identify and discuss your plans with a prospective supervisor.) Subject to satisfactory performance it is possible to upgrade to the PhD from either of these programmes (though this is not a route we recommend if the PhD is really what you have in mind).


Over the past five years, graduates of our taught MA programmes have gone onto receive funded offers to pursue doctorates at institutions including Cambridge University, Durham University, Georgia State University, Oxford University, Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Oklahoma, University of St Andrews and University of Warwick.


Others have gone on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields from accountancy to teaching, bringing with them the added prestige of a higher degree and the advanced analytical, communication, and research skills an MA offers.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Classics and Ancient History

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MLitt) Classics at Durham University

[email protected]


As a centre of world-class research, we have a strong commitment to postgraduate provision, and welcome applications to the taught MA programme, or applications for MA by Research and PhD work in any of the (many) research specialities represented in the Department. With one of the largest bodies of permanent staff of any Classics Department in the UK or worldwide, we have an unusually wide range of expertise and, of course, unusually wide scope for cross-disciplinary work. We are widely known for innovative work in the study of Ancient Philosophy & Science, Augustan Poetry, The Social & Intellectual History of the Greco-Roman World & the Near East, Architecture and Urbanisation & Reception. We are also proud to support postgraduate research through our four interdisciplinary Research Centres:


Research Master's Programmes


We offer two research master's programmes which allow you greater autonomy than the taught MA without demanding the length of commitment required for a PhD:


  • MA by Thesis: a one-year programme (two-years part time), examined by a thesis of not more than 50,000 words.
  • MLitt: a two-year programme (three-years part time) examined by a thesis of not more than 70,000 words.


The admissions process for these programmes is essentially identical to that for the PhD. (You should, for example, identify and discuss your plans with a prospective supervisor.) Subject to satisfactory performance it is possible to upgrade to the PhD from either of these programmes (though this is not a route we recommend if the PhD is really what you have in mind).


Over the past five years, graduates of our taught MA programmes have gone onto receive funded offers to pursue doctorates at institutions including Cambridge University, Durham University, Georgia State University, Oxford University, Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Oklahoma, University of St Andrews and University of Warwick.


Others have gone on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields from accountancy to teaching, bringing with them the added prestige of a higher degree and the advanced analytical, communication, and research skills an MA offers.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

2 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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