We offer four taught MAs, one in Ancient Literature and Thought, and three in Ancient Visual and Material Culture. All our MAs combine core modules with a variety of optional modules, plus a final dissertation, and provide thorough training in a particular field while allowing students to develop their own interests. The MAs in Ancient Visual and Material Culture could also form the first year of the Masters of Fine Arts programme.
Why take an MA in Ancient Literature and Thought, or Ancient Visual and Material Culture?
- Are you interested in the texts, culture, history, art and archaeology of Ancient Greece and / or Ancient Rome?
- Are you looking for research training prior to a PhD?
- Are you looking for further training in the field of Classics with a view to pursuing a career in teaching?
- Do you want a grounding in ancient material culture as a step towards a future career in museums work?
If so, one of these MAs could be for you. All our MAs are available both full-time and part-time (although seminars will usually run during the working day, and part-time students on the Ancient Visual and Material Culture MAs need to be able to attend the relevant courses in Rome or Athens in their entirety).
Our Taught Masters Degrees:
This MA offers a rich programme of study in Greek and/or Latin literature in the original language. Students have the flexibility to pursue related interests both within the field of Classics and beyond.
This degree is based mostly at Warwick but includes one module taught by the British School at Rome and focuses especially on the history and material culture of Ancient Rome. Students go to Rome during April and May for a programme of site visits and seminars before returning to Warwick to complete their dissertations.
This degree is based mostly at Warwick but includes one module taught at the British School at Athens, which focuses on a different skill set for handling ancient Greek material culture from year to year (numismatics, epigraphy, pottery, art). Students go to Athens in the late spring/early summer before returning to Warwick to complete their dissertations.
This MA is studied entirely at Warwick and offers a range of options focusing on the art, inscriptions and coins of Greek and Roman Antiquity.
Master of Fine Arts
The taught MA courses in Ancient Visual and Material Culture can be taken as the first year towards the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), which includes a second year of research. The MFA is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their MA study to the next level. The first year comprises a taught MA course. The second year is project-based and takes the form of an independent project undertaken with full supervision but normally without residence, at the level of a PhD, and focused on an area of creativity and practice. The MFA thus combines both taught and research elements over the course of study. The MFA is designed to produce graduates who will form the next generation of creative practitioners, cultural-policy makers and educators. As a qualification that goes beyond the MA, the MFA will ensure that these graduates are of an advanced standard and that the ideas they then take out into the workplace are grounded in study and practice of the highest academic and professional rigour.
To apply online, please go to: warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply.
On-site MA seminar at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Dr Caroline Petit
Director of Graduate Studies
c dot c dot l dot petit at warwick dot ac dot uk