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University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Wellington Square

Classics, M.A.

  • Classics, M.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 1 year

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 21,156

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Department of Classics currently offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classics with a focus on ancient languages and literatures. Students can focus their coursework on Greek, on Latin, or on Greek and Latin. In addition, the department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a focus on classical archaeology and material culture.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

The M.A. degree in Classics prepares students for further training in Classics and related disciplines at the PhD level, for being teachers of Latin in schools, and for various other careers. Our students have recently been accepted into top-tier doctoral programs in Classics, such as those of UC Berkeley, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, NYU, UT Austin, and the University of Washington. Furthermore, recent graduates from our department have done very well at finding jobs teaching Latin in schools. The department considers helping students move on to their next educational and/or vocational goal to be a priority. The M.A. degree, however, should not be considered only as a degree that provides vocational training. The degree provides students with a deep knowledge of the Greek and Roman cultures and with a deep knowledge of the continued relevance of these cultures to the contemporary world. I want to find another Master Course The M.A. degree is completed partially through course work and partially through writing a thesis, completing translation exams, or by submitting a portfolio of research papers. In addition, students must exhibit competency in French, German, or Italian. Programs of study are arranged in consultation with two advisers, at least one of whom is a member of the Department of Classics. Programs of study are composed from graduate courses in Latin, Greek, Classics, History, Art History, Religion, Philosophy, and English.


Programme Structure Core Courses: Introduction to Mythology Introduction to Classical Archaeology Special Studies Greek Life and Culture Roman Life and Culture Greek and Roman Epic Greek and Roman Tragedy Classical Greek Philosophers Early China, Ancient Greece



Academic Entry Requirement

Documents for admission to do graduate work in Classics include the following: A completed Graduate Admission Application Transcripts of all college work Three letters of recommendation Scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for international students A sample of written work and a statement of academic purpose.

English Entry Requirement


Contact Details

University of Oxford



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