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Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Our Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome MA course 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.

One module is taught by the British School, Rome*, focusing on the history and material culture of Ancient Rome.

*Admission is subject to the discretion of the British Schools and cannot be guaranteed by Warwick.

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.


  • 10, two hour seminars held weekly or fortnightly in terms one and/or two
  • Most seminars will comprise student-led presentations and discussion; others will take place in museums
  • The BSR course is taught via site and museum visits and lectures, with students carrying out independent research in the BSR library
  • Teaching methods used for language modules vary depending on the level, but run across all three terms

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


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. BSR: module includes course participation, seminar paper, and essay.

Graduates have gone on to work in organisations including:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Swansea
  • University of Tampere
  • Charles Ede Gallery

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • PhD student
  • Lecturer
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Manager

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Essential information

Course Code



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

Flight, insurance, accommodation for BSR. The
department covers the cost of one museum trip to London or Oxford. Library visits to Oxford or London: 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.