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  • Objectives
    The programme enables student to develop an in-depth knowledge of selected aspects of classical antiquity, and an understanding of key concepts and methodologies in the study of classical antiquity. The programme is designed to cater flexibly for the needs of a wide range of students. It is suitable for students with an advanced knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, and also for those who have little or no knowledge of the classical languages. It is possible to concentrate on Greek or Roman topics, on literature, history or philosophy, or to combine them.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5 in speaking and writing. TOEFL (paper-based test) 550, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). TOEFL (computer-based test) 220 with 4.0 in the essay rating. * Academic entry requirements: Normally an upper second (or equivalent) degree in a Classics-related subject (e.g. Classics, Greek, Latin, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History).
  • Academic Title
    Classical Studies MA
  • Course description
    School of Classics
    The School of Classics at Leeds is one of the major centres for the study of Greek and Latin Language and Literature (and associated disciplines) in the United Kingdom. We currently have ten full-time members of staff and a number of specialist tutors. The diversity of the research interests of the members of staff at Leeds ensures that over the whole field of Classics teaching and research supervision can be provided by experts who are actively advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the areas in which they specialize. The University’s Brotherton Library has particularly strong holdings in Classics.

    What you study
    You will take a research skills course and two thematic modules chosen from a wide range of options (tuition in the classical languages will be offered at all levels, but is not a compulsory component of the programme); you will also write a 10,000-word dissertation on a chosen aspect of the classical world. The research skills module is linked to the weekly postgraduate seminar; teaching for thematic modules and the dissertation is provided mainly through one-to-one tutorials with members of the School’s academic staff.

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