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Our new MA in Antiquity offers a choice of eight pathways: Ancient History, Byzantine Studies, Classics, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, European Archaeology, Late Antiquity and Roman History and Archaeology. The pathway chosen will define the title of the MA awarded The pathways cover the full range of subjects associated with study of the ancient world and offer intensive preparation for further research and a unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research. This is the degree for you if you enjoyed studying the ancient world as an undergraduate, and encountered subjects which you would now like to study in greater depth and at a higher level or if you want to explore aspects of antiquity not included in your first degree. It allows you to specialise, but also encourages you to branch out into related disciplines and to consider interdisciplinary approaches. Pathways Ancient History This is the study of the concept of the individual in history, exploring what personality and individual consciousness might have represented though the study a range of literary and historical texts: primarily focusing on the first century BCE onwards. Byzantine Studies This provides the methodologies essential to the study of Byzantium through source materials such as images, documents, historical narratives, coins, seals or inscriptions and explores the limitations of each. The study of subjects such as archaeology, art history, gender or the history of a period offer opportunities for applying multidisciplinary approaches to your chosen dissertation topic. Classics This takes Herodotus?s extraordinary traveloguehistory of the interaction between Greeks and Persians as a way of exploring Mediterranean identity, and assessing the literary and stylistic features of one of the most influential and controversial Classical authors. Classical Archaeology Studying approaches to the archaeology of Greece from prehistory to the Roman period will open up contemporary developments in the theory and practice of archaeology. Egyptology We tackle the key period from 1100?200 BCE, covering the dramatic shifts in power and ideology as Pharaonic Egypt clashed with Persia, with Alexander the Great, and finally came into contact with the new superpower: Rome. European Archaeology This explores the complex societies of the Iron Age and Roman and early medieval periods in temperate Europe, 1000 BC ? AD 1000, and their interaction with the state societies and empires of the Mediterranean world. Key themes include state formation, elite society, cultural and political change, trade and urbanism. Late Antiquity This pathway explores the transformation of the Roman World in the period AD 300?700. It examines major debates about the period tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material. These debates will be examined through case-studies focussing on the city as a venue for change and continuity and as an arena for political, social and religious display and competition. Roman History and Archaeology The cities of the Roman world provide a touchstone for tackling the material cultural and historical traces of one of the world?s greatest empires. Case studies focus on interdisciplinary study of textual and archaeological evidence
Our new MA in Antiquity offers a choice of eight pathways: Ancient History, Byzantine Studies, Classics, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, European Archaeology, Late Antiquity and Roman History and Archaeology. The pathway chosen will define the title of the MA awarded The pathways cover the full range of subjects associated with study of the ancient world and offer intensive preparation for further research and a unique opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research. This is the deg...