MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Rome and its Neighbours

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  • Objectives
    o provide a unique, interdisciplinary programme for understanding the Roman Empire in the wider context of its neighbouring societies. Crossing traditional academic boundaries (e.g. between Roman studies and prehistory, and between archaeology and ancient history) this programme is taught by a concentration of specialists that is exceptional in the UK. Contributing staff are active in research ranging from Roman-period economies, societies and religions to warfare. Besides a detailed grounding in research skills, the course comprises extensive analysis of settlement and cultural systems. Options allow students to specialise in key aspects of Roman-era and related studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally a good second class honours degree in Archaeology, Ancient History, Classics or a cognate subject, or its equivalent.
  • Academic title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Rome and its Neighbours
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Theory and Method in Roman Era Studies
    -Rome and its Neighbours
    -Skills in Information Technology
    -Dissertation (for the MA)


    Two approved choices from the following list.

    Please note: not all the following are available each year; new options may be added from time to time. Choices within each course will be restricted.

    -Britain in the Roman Empire
    -Roman Ceramics
    -Early Christian Europe
    -GIS in Archaeology
    -Human Bones Analysis
    -Iron Age Archaeology
    -Landscapes of the Greco-Roman World
    -Rome and the Greek East
    -Social Economy of the Roman Empire
    -Warfare, Conflict and Violence in Antiquity

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Teaching is by a combination of lecture- and seminar-based courses, field visits, laboratory work (if chosen), and individual research. Assessment is through essays and project work (including group work). Students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation. Master’s students write a 15,000-word dissertation

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