- University of Glasgow
- Dr. Ian Ruffell
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- Classical Studies
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- 3 Yrs
M.Litt. (T) in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
This programme is designed to allow students to acquire and develop skills as independent researchers in the field of classical archaeology and ancient history. It is particularly appropriate for students who have studied classics and/or archaeology at undergraduate level and wish to take their studies to a higher level, but it may also be appropriate for students whose undergraduate experience has focused on the history of later periods and who wish now to develop a knowledge of the classical period. A distinctive feature of the programme is the opportunity to begin or continue the study of Latin or Greek, thus enabling students whose have not had a ‘traditional’ Classical education to acquire skills which are essential for the study of some aspects of antiquity.
Students choose 180 credits worth of options in total.
A. Ancient History
40 credits will normally be options offered by the Classics department, of which usually two are taken. The options in ancient history available will vary from year to year depending upon operational factors such as patterns of study leave and the research interests of academic staff.
The department currently offers modules in Greek History; Greek Religion; Greek sanctuaries; Cicero’s de Officiis; Rome and the Mediterranean, 264-80 B.C. See also D. Further Topic.
All the ancient history options are available to be taught in translation, but students who have a knowledge of Latin and/or Greek have the opportunity to use this knowledge in these modules.
B. Language Modules
These offer elementary and advanced Greek and Latin language training for postgraduates. No more than 40 credits of these options may normally be taken as part of a student’s M.Litt. (T) curriculum.
C. Core Modules
C1. Faculty Research Training (20 credits)
This consists of a core course in library and advanced humanities IT skills and a range of options which allow students to include skills particularly relevant to their course of study as well as generic skills essential to all researchers in the humanities. It runs throughout semesters one and two.
C2. Departmental Research Training (20 credits)
This offers a range of options taught by members of the Classics department. Some provide training in skills relevant to the disciplines such as epigraphy, papyrology or metre. Others develop skills as members of a disciplinary community: the ability to participate in seminar discussion, to respond orally and in written form to the written work of their peers and of established scholars and to present their own work to academic audiences. It runs throughout semesters one and two.
C3. Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation is 12,000-15,000 words in length and must be submitted by 30/9 of the year following the start of the course (full-time students) or two years later (part-time students). The dissertation allows students to pursue a particular topic in a depth not possible in the taught options and, whilst it is a self-contained project, may provide the starting-point for subsequent doctoral study. The dissertation may either be on an archaeological topic and supervised by a member of the Archaeology department, or an ancient history topic and supervised by a member of the Classics department; joint supervisory arrangements will be established where the topic incorporates both archaeological and historical material; in such cases either Classics or Archaeology will be chosen as the lead department and will arrange external examining.
C4. Core Module in Archaeology (40 credits)
This module is taught by members of the Archaeology department via seminars in semester one which outline various aspects of human settlement, society and economy in the Mediterranean. The theory and practice that underlie various aspects of Mediterranean archaeology are introduced primarily through a series of seminars presented by the teaching staff, followed by student presentations; these seminars also involve a series of specialised readings relevant to the essays. This module is assessed via seminar performance (10%) and three 2,000 word essays (30% each)
Applications for a taught M.Litt. are made to the University's International and Postgraduate Service.
The online application is the quickest and easiest way of applying to the University of Glasgow.
We strongly recommend that you consult our postgraduate prospectus before you start your application.
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* A transcript of studies to date (in English) showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
* Two reference letters on headed notepaper
* English language proficiency results, for applicants whose first language is not English
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