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The Ancient History MA is an intercollegiate degree programme of the University of London. It provides the opportunity to explore disciplines useful to Ancient Historians, notably social anthropology, and to investigate auxiliary techniques which cannot usually be learned in a first degree: including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, and textual criticism. What and how will I learn? Students gain a thorough grounding in the key aspects of and approaches to ancient history. They develop the ability to assess historical evidence critically and synthesise historical data from printed, manuscript, archaeological, numismatic, epigraphic, and digital sources, and are equipped with the tools necessary for further research in this field. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (40 credits), two optional courses (80 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Sources and Methods in Ancient History Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project in the field of Ancient History, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options OPTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Greek Epigraphy Greek Papyrology Territory and Identity in Ancient Greece Mystery Religions in the Greek and Roman Worlds Egypt and Rome, c.100BC-AD200 Augustus: Power and Propaganda Culture and Identity from Nero to Hadrian Greeks and Barbarians: the Development of Hellenism Tacitus and Nero Roman Britain Byzantine Egypt The Late Roman and Early Byzantine City Propaganda and Ideology in Rome Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.uksilvahistoryProspective_StudentsProspectiveMastersStudentsmaancient The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations and library visits. Most teaching is available inside UCL, but some is held in other London colleges certain subjects are taught by staff at the British Museum. Assessment is through unseen examinations, coursework essays, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL History Department enjoys an outstanding international reputation for its research and teaching. UCL has one of the world's strongest traditions of research in Ancient History, from the Ancient Near East to the fall of the Roman Empire. Students benefit from individual supervision from leading historians. Located in Bloomsbury, the History Department is just a few minutes walk away from the exceptional resources of the British Library, the British Museum and the research institutes of the University of London, including the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Historical Research. Your future career First destinations of recent graduates include: Kings College London: Ancient History PhD College of Law: Law Conversion Course UCL: Ancient History PhD, Chaucer Syndicate's: Assistant Marine Underwriter Friends Provident: Office Administration Assistant Goff's School: Exams Invigilator & Assistant UCL: Medieval History PhD Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme provides the ideal foundation for further research work, and will also appeal to students with a first degree in a relevant background who wish to extend their knowledge through a further year of study. Some knowledge of an ancient language is a prerequisite. Funding History Department Graduate scholarships may be available for this programme. RAE Rating History 65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectushistory
The Ancient History MA is an intercollegiate degree programme of the University of London. It provides the opportunity to explore disciplines useful to Ancient Historians, notably social anthropology, and to investigate auxiliary techniques which cannot usually be learned in a first degree: including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, and textual criticism. What and how will I learn? Students gain a thorough grounding in the key aspects of and approaches to ancient history. T...