March 13, 2017

Why should you pursue the Master’s of Research in Classics and Ancient History at Reading?

For starters, the University of Reading’s Department of Classics is ranked third for research output and sixth in the UK overall [REF 2014].  You would be undertaking a multidisciplinary degree, which focuses on the literature, culture and history of the ancient Mediterranean world. It offers an introduction to methods and tools of advanced scholarship in Classics, and will extend your skills and knowledge to enable you to develop an independent approach to your chosen specialization. 

Additionally, Reading’s world-leading academics offer wide-ranging expertise covering ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, from the Bronze Age to the 21st century.

You will be given the chance to complement your studies with their ancient language offerings as well: advance your knowledge of Greek and Latin, or embark on beginner’s Egyptian, Greek or Latin.   You will benefit from facilities including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the University Library and a dedicated graduate student room in the heart of the Classics Department.

Reading is actually located only a short distance from Oxford and London where you can visit major collections important for research in Classics and Ancient History.

Note: The Masters of Research is a taught degree; however, it differs from an MA by having a significant research dissertation component.

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