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Ancient Visual and Material Culture - MA (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

This MA provides a thorough preparation in research techniques if you are considering further research in the fields of art, numismatics or epigraphy, or are working on an historical topic that involves the consideration of material evidence. It will also provide a detailed understanding of ancient visual and material culture to prepare you if you are aiming to enter a career in museums and curatorial work, or in education.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


  • Taught modules are taught through 10 two-hour seminars held weekly or fortnightly in terms one and/or two.
  • Seminars will comprise student-led presentations and discussion; others will take place in museums.
  • Teaching methods used

Contact Hours:

For this course, the contact hours are 6 hours per week.

Class Sizes:

  • 2-10 students for taught modules
  • 15-20 students for Language classes


Assessed by a 5,000 word essay on a topic of your choice, decided upon by negotiation with a member of academic staff. The dissertation will be a piece of work 15,000 – 20,000 words and built on the research carried out whilst on the programme.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Transport for London
  • House of Commons
  • A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • PhD student
  • Visitor Assistant
  • Numismatist
  • Museum Curator

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Essential information

Course Code


(P-V301P for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to have achieved or be expecting to achieve a high Upper Second
Class degree in Classics/Ancient history/ Archaeology or a relevant subject to be considered for entry; standard offers
for successful applicants will typically be conditional on achieving a 2:i degree.

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

Department of Study

Classics and Ancient History

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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The Department runs an annual funding competition which makes fees awards across PGT and PGR courses. For the most up-to-date information visit click here.

Additional Course Costs

One museum trip to London or Oxford is funded by the department. There are some costs for visiting libraries in London/ Oxford (c.£100).

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.