Normally eight half modules chosen, in consultation with the Director of the Institute, from:
Archaeological Method for Byzantinists
Advanced Byzantine Prosopography
Byzantine Literature and Material Culture
Byzantine texts 1: the Literature of the Desert
Byzantine texts 2: Time and the Timeless
Byzantine texts 3 and 4: Literary Texts
Byzantine texts 5 and 6: Set Books
Modern Greek Language 1, 2, 3 and 4
Modern Greek Literature 1: 12th-15th centuries
Modern Greek Literature 2: 15th-18th centuries
Modern Greek Literature 3: 19th century
Modern Greek Literature 4: 20th century
Reading Byzantium in another Medieval or Modern Language 1 and 2
Research Methods (compulsory)
Special Research Field 1 and 2
Theory and Method in Byzantine Studies
Visual Sources for the Byzantinist
Wider Research Field 1 and 2
For those who satisfy examiners in the taught modules: Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an agreed topic.Assessment
Coursework and dissertation.
A stimulating and friendly environment is enhanced by a weekly lecture, text seminars and a programme of colloquia, conferences and day schools. Belfast Byzantine Texts and Translations publishes the work of Belfast Byzantinists, and a Modern Greek publication series is in preparation. Library resources are excellent.
Teaching in a range of medieval and modern languages (ab initio when needed) is provided for postgraduates within the Institute or in other Schools. The Byzantine Greek Summer School is available in June/July for those who want to begin or to develop their knowledge of medieval Greek before embarking on the MA course. The wide range of modules allows students to specialise in either Byzantine Studies or Modern Greek or to pursue a combination of the two.
Opportunities for Careers
Our MA graduates usually proceed to the PhD, but some find employment in arts administration, teaching and the civil service.