The MA City of Rome degree gives you the opportunity to study Rome’s history, archaeology, topography, demography, art and architecture – from antiquity to the present.
Join our Department of Classics, which is ranked 6th in the UK for research overall, 3rd in the UK for research output (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014 - Classics), and 100% of our research impact has been recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 - Classics).
During the course, you will spend one term on residential study at the British School in Rome. Our tailored "Approaches to Rome" module prepares you thoroughly for this time in Italy.
The course features small-group teaching and, while at Reading, you will benefit from facilities including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology , the University Library and a dedicated postgraduate room in the heart of the Classics Department. We are located just a short distance from Oxford and London, where you can visit major collections important for research in classics and ancient history.
Prominent research from our team includes Matthew Nicholls’ digital model of Rome, and its associated commercial and public-facing spinoffs, including, for example, our MOOC on Rome.
Please note that the residential field school at the British School in Rome is arranged by separate application and requires you to pay accommodation and travel costs.
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent)
Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a good first or upper second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a relevant humanities subject.
What will you study?
Approaches to Rome
Latin or Italian
City of Rome (taught at the British School at Rome)
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,545 per year
New international students: £16,045 per year
New UK/EU students: £3,775 year one
New international students: £8,025 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2019/20 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
Our MA City of Rome course enables you to develop vital transferable skills for a range of career paths. It also provides ideal preparation for a PhD and further academic research.
Previous graduates have gone on to careers in publishing, finance, education, events management and academia.
This course can lead to careers in teaching, further research, library work and academic support roles.