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MA Ancient Drama and its Reception

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  • Objectives
    This programme gives you the opportunity to explore the nature of ancient drama – in its various forms and stages of development – as a literary, theatrical and social phenomenon. You will be encouraged to investigate the responses of other later cultures to ancient drama and become acquainted with the methods by which the subject is studied. You will also use topics of current interest and controversy in ancient drama research to study particular dramatic texts in depth.
  • Entry requirements
    If you have a first degree in Classics, Classical Studies or a related subject, and have a special interest in ancient drama and its influence on European culture and beyond, then this is the perfect postgraduate course for you.
  • Academic Title
    MA Ancient Drama and its Reception
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -Nottingham’s vibrant Classics department has special strengths in Greek drama; Greek economic, social, institutional and intellectual history; Roman republican history; late Antiquity; Latin epic and prose literature; and ancient art and visual culture.
    -The Department includes the Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception, which has wide international contacts
    -Staff are involved in the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies and the Institute for Study of Slavery
    -The Department of Classics has a strong reputation in both teaching and research. It achieved the maximum possible teaching quality rating (24/24) in 2000, and a grade of 4 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, since when it has greatly expanded and broadened its research activity.

    Course Content

    You will be expected to complete a number of core modules Researching the Ancient World and Approaches to Ancient Drama plus modules in a range of subjects offered by the Department or other Departments / Schools in the University.

    You will also have the opportunity to begin or continue with Greek or Latin at Advanced, Intermediate or Beginners’ level study depending on your previous language study and experience. The course will lead to a 10-15,000-word dissertation, which you will undertake during the summer period towards the end of the course.

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Course Structure
    This course can be taken over one calendar year, full-time, starting in September or over two years, part-time.

    Your work will be assessed by one or more pieces of coursework per module, except for language modules, plus the dissertation.

    Modules are taught in small groups and you will be offered extensive one-to-one support throughout your dissertation.

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