The MA Classics offers you the opportunity to concentrate on the ancient Greek and Latin languages at an advanced level, as well as the literature of the ancient world. You can continue your study of ancient Greek and Latin through in-depth study of authors and genres, primarily in the original language, but also in translation.
Classics have been taught at our Lampeter campus since the opening of St David's College in 1822, and have been offered via distance study since 2001. The Roderic Bowen Library and Archives on the Lampeter campus provides access to an excellent range of electronic academic resources, including more than 1,000 Classics e-books, 70 Classics e-journals, and a number of specialised Classics databases.
In Part One, each module is worth 30 credits and, in addition to the compulsory module 'HPAH7011 Theory and Methodology for the Study of the Ancient World', students have a choice from the list of optional modules noted below. Students must complete 120 credits in Part One.
In Part Two, students are given the opportunity to research in detail a topic that has particularly appealed to them and write an extended dissertation (for 60 credits). They will be allocated a supervisor to help guide them through their dissertations.
Year A/Year B-System
We operate a Year A/Year B system which means that some modules are only offered every other year, while others are offered in every year.
This system allows students who wish to study full-time to plan their study start at the appropriate academic year, while part-time students can plan their studies according to the modules available in the course of their degree.
Please see 'Module Topics' for a list of available modules.
The assessment is on the student’s own subject of choice in relation to each module, always in consultation with the relevant tutor. Most modules are assessed by long essays, but some modules are assessed by alternative means, such as conference-style presentations. It is essential that distance learners have a good internet access, as well as use of computer facilities; the university offers all distance students individual support in accessing material from home.