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    Increase your knowledge and skills with a higher degree in Classics

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Our high-quality postgraduate programmes offer you the opportunity to develop expert knowledge and specialist research skills in the ancient world.

Our internationally acclaimed academic staff provide expert supervision and teaching on topics ranging from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to contemporary receptions, enabling you to advance your skills to the next level.

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Ma in City of Rome

Study the city of Rome as a whole, including its history, archaeology, topography, art and architecture, from antiquity to the present. This multidisciplinary degree offers students a unique opportunity to acquire and develop research skills in the study of ancient Rome. You will also have the opportunity to study at the British School at Rome (by separate application to the BSR).

Ma in Classics and Ancient History

This is a multidisciplinary degree focusing on the literature, culture and history of the ancient Mediterranean world. You can choose from literary, historical, artistic, linguistic and archaeological options, drawing on the Department's wide-ranging expertise on Greece and Rome, Egypt, and the ancient Near East, from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century.

"I chose to continue my postgraduate studies at Reading due to the flexibility of the course and because the tutors here have a very wide range of research topics: from Egyptology, to Ancient Near Eastern Studies, to Early Christian Studies."

Karim Bhaluani

BA Classics graduate and MRes in Classics and Ancient History

Essential ancient language skills

As you progress through the academic world of Classics, a knowledge of ancient languages becomes more essential. All of our master's courses have the study of Latin or Ancient Greek as a core component. If you have not studied these languages in the past, don't worry - we have classes for both beginners and advanced learners.

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