MA Classical and Ancient World
Department of Archaeology, Department of Biblical Studies, Department of History – Faculty of Arts and Humanities
This interdisciplinary programme draws together expertise in the fields of history, archaeology, religion, philosophy and literature of the ancient, classical and late antique Mediterranean world.
About the course
MA – 1 year full-time/2 years part-time
This interdisciplinary course is unique in the UK. It brings together experts in the history, archaeology, religion, philosophy and literature of the ancient, classical and late-antique Mediterranean world.
The course focuses on the period 800 BC to 600 AD. We encourage you to explore and challenge boundaries: between chronological periods, between material and text, and between the Greco-Roman World and the Ancient Near East.
2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject from within the arts or humanities.
English language requirements for overseas students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
And at least two from:
Fees and funding
You may qualify for AHRC and University of Sheffield studentships. If you're considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.
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A masters from Sheffield can enrich your life and prepare you for even bigger challenges.
It'll allow you to continue your study and research of the ancient, classical and late antique worlds.
You can also use it as a route to higher-level academic research or as preparation you for a range of careers all over the world. Sheffield graduates hold posts in schools, museums, universities and archaeological agencies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.
A collaborative approach
You'll benefit from expertise and knowledge from staff in three core departments as well as others in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
This course also has close links to the Medieval and Ancient Seminar Series and the Sheffield branch of the Classical Association.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.