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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

Masters of Research in Classics

Programme code:MOR-CLAS-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Elizabeth Pender Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Masters Board

Programme specification:

The programme:
- is distinctive in offering both a firm general grounding in Greek and Roman literature, history and culture and the opportunity to develop individual interests and specialisms;
- has a unique research context for Classical study in the UK - within a large multi-disciplinary School of Languages, Cultures and Societies with a strong research focus on European heritage and world literatures. This context allows opportunities to draw on the expertise of School and Faculty colleagues in European traditions of classical scholarship stretching back to medieval and renaissance Italy and France;
- is distinctive in having the flexibility to offer opportunities to begin or continue the study of an ancient language (Ancient Greek or Latin) through structured modules with weekly contact hours;
- is distinctive amongst regional Classics Masters for having 2-contact hours per week as minimum for every module in semester 1 and 2;
- is distinctive amongst regional Classics Masters in having full cohort lectures and seminars (Semester 1) and full-cohort group seminars and tutorials (Semester 2) throughout teaching terms. Only the Dissertation sees the switch entirely to the supervisory model, where the individual student works alone with their chosen supervisor;
- is distinctive in retaining the part-time study option to support widening participation;
- is the only M-level programme in the interdisciplinary study of Classics offered in the Yorkshire region.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CLAS5120MDissertation90 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
CLAS5500MPrinciples and Practices of Research in Classics30 creditsSemester 1
CLAS5700MUsing The Past30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

CLAS5110MBeginners Ancient Greek30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS5150MIntermediate Latin30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS5175MIntermediate Ancient Greek30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS5200MBeginners Latin30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS5300MClassical Commentary30 creditsSemester 2
CLAS5480MAdvanced Ancient Languages30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CLAS5600MResearching the Ancient World: Literature, History and Culture30 creditsSemester 2

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Last updated: 26/04/2018


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