Please note, this programme is currently under review by the University – for enquiries around Ancient History MA or Classics MA please contact Dr Fred Hirt by email or by phone on 0151 794 2444.
The MA in Classics will prepare you intensively for further research in Classics, whilst also providing more generic skills and training useful in any job.
Two core courses provide study methods and research skills training, and there'll be the opportunity to enhance your language skills from a range of modules in Greek and Latin at every level from beginners to advanced.
You can then choose from a unique range of specialist modules in the literature and culture of the classical world (and its later reception). These are taught in very small groups or one-to-one, so you can tailor a programme to your research interests and agenda.
Your programme will culminate with a large-scale dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice, arranged between you and a dedicated supervisor.
For any enquiries please contact Dr Fiona Hobden.
Why Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology?
Archaeology, Classics and Eygyptology has 39 full-time academic staff, who are all actively engaged in research ranging from early prehistory through to late antiquity.
Here are some of our particularly strong areas:-
- African archaeology
- ancient languages
- archaeology of the Mediterranean and the Near East
- archaeological science
- European prehistory
- Greek and Roman history and culture.
Fieldwork is an important part of research in archaeology and we've projects based internationally, in Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Zambia and South Africa, as well as in the British Isles.
Taught masters programmes
We offer a unique breadth of taught masters degrees in Ancient History, Archaeology (MA or MSc), Human Evolution, Classics and Egyptology.
You can configure a wide choice of modules to suit your interests and requirements and there are opportunities to learn different approaches and techniques, as well as ancient languages such as Greek, Latin, Akkadian, Sumerian, Egyptian and Coptic.
All of our masters degrees provide intensive training to prepare you for doctoral research and employment.
The Ancient World and Archaeology has been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, so we've had plenty of time to build up an enviable library and a fantastic museum.
The Garstang Museum, which is in the ACE building, has outstanding archaeological collections, along with extensive laboratory facilities for conservation, lithics, geomagnetism, stable isotope, trace elements, finds processing and sample preparation.
We also have a GIS suite with facilities for archaeological drawing and offer 24-hour access for taught students to a dedicated Student Resource Centre, complete with PCs, personal lockers, desk space, wi-fi and a networked printer.