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Program for The Sense(s) of Athletics virtual conference now available!

Click here to view the fascinating array of papers to be presented at the online conference (28-29th April 2022) on The Sense(s) of Athletics in the Ancient Mediterranean World.

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought; Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture at Warwick

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought; Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture at Warwick

We would like to draw your attention to the various Masters options available at the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. A virtual open day information session detailing these degrees, postgraduate life at Warwick, as well as funding options will take place on 1st December 2021, 3-4pm UK (London) time. Please feel free to sign up to a session here:

Information is also available at and any questions can be directed towards Clare Rowan, Director of Graduate Studies,

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought

This MA will foster your ability to read a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts in the original language and to develop nuanced understanding of the methodologies and critical approaches to the study of these texts within their historical, cultural and political contexts, very broadly considered. It provides an intensive introduction to literary theory tailored specifically to classicists, making it a unique pathway in the UK for classicists contemplating going on to a doctorate, and harnesses Warwick's strong interdisciplinary links between its departments of Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, and Philosophy.

Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

The taught MA courses provide an overview of the scope of the visual and material culture of the ancient world, the ways in which it might be studied, and the questions that can be asked of it. The core module gives you an awareness of historiography and methodological issues affecting the study of the material culture of the ancient world as well as inviting you to consider the ways in which its study can contribute to our picture of antiquity. Optional modules allow you to develop your interests in particular aspects of the subject (art, epigraphy, numismatics, or an approved external option) in more depth, while a core language component (in ancient Greek, Latin or a modern language) provides the linguistic skills necessary to conduct further research. There are options to undertake study at the British School in Rome (the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome, or the British School at Athens (the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece,
We also offer an MA by research which has two different pathways.
Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme
Warwick regularly offers a taught masters scholarship scheme. This is an offer of up to £10,000 per student for UK or UK domicile EU students from underrepresented groups. For more information see (NB: the pages have yet to be updated for the 2022/23 intake, but last year the deadline for applications was 31 May 2021).
Departmental Bursaries
The department offers a small amount of bursaries each year to support tuition costs. Deadline to apply 30 April 2022.

Material Musings: "The Monarchy and Magic at Nimrud"

New blog post by MA student Emily Porter-Elliot, discussing a relief panel from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud.

Read the post here

Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12:29 | Tags: Engagement Faculty of Arts Postgraduate PGT research

Classics Departmental Bursaries for Post-Graduate Study

Applications are now open for Departmental bursaries towards PG study (Research and Taught) in Classics. The competition is open to all offer-holders at PG level and the deadline for applying is Monday 12 April 2021. Please write a letter of application explaining why you think you deserve a bursary. Applications are ranked on academic merit but we take into account any special circumstances you may have.

New blog - Material Musings

We are pleased to announce a new monthly blog which will feature a variety of subject matter related to material culture from the ancient world. It aims to highlight and showcase some aspects of research work done in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and bring these to a wider audience. We hope that you will find the posts interesting, informative and enjoyable!

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