Find out more about our Classics and Ancient History Master's by Research degree.
Study the MA by Research in Classics and Ancient History, and choose from a wide range of specialist areas. Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department, ranked 3rd in the UK in Classics (REF 2021), offers an excellent research environment and expert guidance.
Two routes are available:
Completion of a 40,000 word dissertation.
2 x 5,000 word essays; 25,000 word dissertation + language training.
For both routes training in research methods as well as in ancient Greek or Latin are provided.
Teaching and learning
You will have regular monthly meetings with your assigned supervisor. Seminars will introduce you to research methods in addition to skills training and career-oriented talks and workshops. You will also be able to attend our ‘Work in Progress’ research seminars, which take place regularly during term time and offer the opportunity to learn about the work of others. Training in ancient Greek and/or Latin is also provided as required.
General entry requirements
Applicants will need to have achieved or be expecting to achieve a high Upper Second Class degree in Classics/Ancient Jistory/Archaeology or a relevant subject to be considered for entry.
Standard offers for successful applicants will typically be conditional on achieving a 2:1 degree with overall average of at least 65% with 68% or over for any dissertation submitted.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- 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.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
Areas for MAR supervision
The Department offers expertise in a wide range of research areas, including:
- Greek and Roman art, visual and material culture
- Ancient medicine
- Ceramics and craft
- Greek social and cultural history
- Ancient sexuality and gender
- Ancient rhetoric
- Roman imperial history
- Greek religion and Greek sanctuaries
- Greek theatre
- Greek literature, especially lyric poetry
- Greek political history
- Latin literature (Republican and imperial poetry and prose)
- Geography and space in Greek and Latin literature
- Theoretical approaches to classical literature
- Classics and race
- Roman philosophy
- Roman cultural history
- Ancient economies
- Archaeology of the Roman provinces (Syria, Sicily and North Africa, Greece)
Full details of our research interests are listed on the Classics and Ancient History web pagesLink opens in a new window.
Find a supervisor
Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you'd like to research.
Explore our Classics and Ancient History Staff Directory where you will be able to search by research area.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Classics and Ancient History at Warwick
Take your fascination with the ancient world further.
Our Classics and Ancient History department is tailor-made for a community of curiosity. Work closely with award-winning academics while carving your own path through the varied disciplines we study - from literature and history, to philosophy and art.
Share your observations, opinions and developing interests. Develop critical and creative thinking that will prove valuable for your future – wherever in the world this might take you.
Our Postgraduate courses
How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.