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MA information sessions

There are various Masters options available at the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick (ranked 3rd in the UK among classics departments in the Research Excellence Framework). A postgraduate fair will be taking place at Warwick on 22 November 2023, 12-3pm in the Panorama room on campus (book here: Prospective Student Events CalendarLink opens in a new window) where staff will be available to talk about these courses and others, and other aspects of postgraduate life at Warwick (applying, funding, finance). There will also be an online information session about our degrees on 29th November 2023, 5-6pm (UK time). If you would like to attend the online session please email Clare Rowan, Director of Graduate Studies, Further information is also available at opens in a new window .

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought opens in a new window 

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 opens in a new window 

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, opens in a new window) or the British School at Athens (the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece, opens in a new window) (these options are subject to acceptance by the BSR/BSA).
We also offer an MA by research which has two different pathways. opens in a new window 
Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme opens in a new window

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. Information has yet to be released for the forthcoming academic year, but last year the deadline for applications was 31 May 2023.
Departmental Bursaries
The department offers a small amount of bursaries each year to support tuition costs. Deadline to apply to us for consideration is 30 March 2024.

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Assistant Professor in Ottoman History opportunity

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Ottoman History on a full-time and indefinite basis from 1 September 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the largest History departments in the UK with a thriving community of teachers and researchers covering a range of disciplines and geographical areas.

The advert and job description for the post can be found via the Human Resources webpage. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Tim Lockley (Head of Department) at

The closing date for applications is 14 January 2024.

Wed 20 Dec 2023, 09:38 | Tags: Recruitment, Faculty of Arts

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