Department of Classics

Classics postgraduate degrees (MA)

Why a masters at Nottingham?

The Department of Classics has excellent resources and expertise to support high-calibre postgraduate study. We provide a supportive and friendly environment for students, with dedicated work space, teaching opportunities, regular research and postgraduate seminars, conferences and workshops.

We were ranked 7th among UK classicss and ancient history departments in theThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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Teaching and learning

Masters students are required to undertake significant amounts of independent study, supported by tutorial and feedback sessions.

This is in addition to the taught course programme of lectures and seminars. There are also many opportunities for students to gain practical experience and skills such as organising and/or participating in workshops and conferences, including the Classical Association's national conference.

Classics students are also invited to undertake up to two professional development modules which allow you to apply your specialist masters training in a careers context.

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Facilities and resources

Nottingham has excellent facilities for postgraduate students both in terms of formal teaching and personal study space.

Key spaces for Classics students include the Humanities Building, Graduate School and Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre.

Facilities and resources of particular interest to Classics students include the Digital Humanities Centre for computer-based research, and the Hallward Library with generous holdings of books in key fields of classics and many of the principal journals relating to the ancient world, and Manuscripts and Special Collections


Funding for masters students

The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.

The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.

However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date.

Funding opportunities for postgraduate classics students


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Ancient History (MA)

Classical Literature (MA)

Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity (MA)

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Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
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