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MResClassical Reception by Research

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Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

Core modules
Making the Classical Past – Myth, Politics, Philosophy and Poetics
The study of the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity is one of the most dynamic, influential fields in the discipline of Classics. The legacies of ancient Greece and Rome have been passed down to us through generations of thinkers, writers, artists and scholars. They have shaped Western and non-Western thought right up to the modern era, and are shaped by it. This module introduces you to a range of approaches to the field and is organised in three broad, inter-related strands: the Reception of Myth; Empire and City; and Philosophy, Poetics and Form. Individual sessions explore topics such as the classical tradition, social and political theory, critical theory and thought, history and literature, gender, postcolonial theory, urban design and theory, aesthetics, popular culture, cinema, children’s literature, electronic media, visual studies and fine art, radical politics, intellectual history, philosophy and the history of ideas. The module guides you in exploring the legacies of the ancient world and helps you develop your critical and research skills, to understand methodology and the craft of academic writing.

Dissertation
The dissertation of 30,000 to 35,000 words is the principal component of the MA by Research in Classical Reception. A two-hour workshop for all students in the first half of Spring Term provides key skills and guidance in developing the dissertation topic, gathering research materials, presenting work, preparing the text of the dissertation etc, and a second two-hour workshop for all students at the beginning of Summer Term checks on progress and provide space for work-in-progress presentation of the topics by the students as well as feedback. During Spring and Summer Term, dissertation supervisors arrange periodic meeting with you every two to four weeks, as needed, to discuss progress, solve issues etc. You will submit a draft of the dissertation to you supervisor by the end of Summer Term for feedback; the summer vacation is then spent making improvements, amendments, and revisions.

Career opportunities

Graduates of classical degrees have much to offer potential employers having developed a range of transferable skills, both practical and theoretical, whilst studying with us. With up to 90% of our most recent graduates now working or in further study, according to the Complete University Guide 2015, it’s true to say our graduates are highly employable.

In recent years, PhD graduates, many of whom have progressed from our MA programmes, have taken up academic positions at Oxford, Bristol and Roehampton Universities. Outside of academia, our graduates have embarked on teaching careers in the UK and overseas, undertaken archaeological and museum work and pursued careers in journalism, finance, politics and the arts.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States