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MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months

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The MPhil in Greek and/or Latin Literature is a 21-month taught graduate course that can be used as pathway to the DPhil, if then followed by two years of doctoral study. Students of this programme will study three options: a thesis and any two options from lists A and B. Students will study one option in their first year and the other in their second year, and will work on their thesis across both years. List A comprises major literary texts and genres - for example, historiography, lyric poetry, Cicero, Ovid. Students may also propose their own text or genre option, for approval by the Graduate Studies Committee. Examination is by means of three submitted essays of up to 7,500 words and a paper of translation and comment. List B comprises more technical subjects such as the textual criticism of Greek or Latin texts, papyrology, comparative philology and reception. These options are delivered in a variety of ways, often by (typically weekly) classes. Assessment is by exam or pre-submitted work or a combination of the two. Intermediate Ancient Greek or Latin may be taken if students have not studied both languages to a high level during their first degree. The thesis can be up to a maximum of 25,000 words. The subject has to be devised in consultation with each student’s supervisor and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee, and must be submitted by the sixth week of the Trinity term of the second year.