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MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 21 months
This two-year course is designed for a multi-purpose introduction to the Roman world in Late Antiquity, to Byzantium, the medieval successor of the East Roman Empire, and to neighbouring peoples and their cultures. The course includes the completion of a 30,000-word dissertation. Students have the option of selecting a focus of study dependant on their knowledge of languages or on their primary interests in the field. Two basic pathways lead into each field of study, one in language training and one in auxiliary disciplines, and students are expected to choose between them at the beginning of the course. The first is the language training pathway which offers intensive training in any one of the following ancient and medieval languages: Greek; Latin; Slavonic; Armenian; Syriac; Coptic; and Arabic. The second pathway is designed for those who already have considerable competence in their chosen language and can read the primary sources. Students will receive instruction in one or two of a range of specialist auxiliary disciplines of papyrology, epigraphy, palaeography, numismatics, sigillography or artefact studies and students will choose a special subject from a list in their preferred subject area, ie in either history, art and archaeology, literature or religion.