This postgraduate egree offers an intensive and challenging approach to the study of the Classical Mediterranean worlds across the Greek and Roman periods. The course questions the traditional ways in which we reconstruct the classical past, and interrogates current understandings and perceptions of Greek and Roman societies across the Mediterranean.
A key part of the course is our interdisciplinary approach, drawing from both history and archaeology. We will equip you to work with different classical sources in combination, including literary texts, epigraphy, material culture, landscape studies, architecture, and visual art.
The course will enable you to reflect critically on the economic, social, political, cultural, artistic and religious developments and interactions between the various regions and powers of the Classical Mediterranean. You will develop a high level of competence in the cultures of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean.
The School has a high concentration of relevant staff expertise and specialisms which is exceptional in Britain. Our expertise ranges across the classical world, including Italy, North Africa, the Aegean, Anatolia and Syria, offering you a coherent perspective of the whole Mediterranean.
This course will equip you with the skills needed to go on to conduct doctoral research or enhance your career prospects, whether in archaeology, related or other professions.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:1 degree in Archaeology, or equivalent
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Text and Material Culture
Encountering the Classical World
Plus your Dissertation (MA only)
Option modules, choose three option modules from the following:
Advanced GIS and Geomatics
Approaches to Pompeii and Herculaneum
Archaeology and Landscape
The Archaeology of Colonial North America
The Archaeology of the Modern World
Archaeology of Standing Buildings
Classical Art in Context
Early Christian Europe
The Greek World after Alexander
The Historical Archaeology of England
Human Skeletal Analysis
Humans, Animals and Disease
Origins of Modern Humans
Rome Study Tour (limited places: subject to availability)
Scientific Approaches to Materials
Sparta and the Greek World
Textiles, Dress, and Identity in the Roman World
Troy and Its Reception
An MA in The Classical Mediterranean offers great opportunities to prepare for doctoral study, museum or field-related careers.
As well as providing an excellent foundation for doctoral research, our MA courses are highly valued by employers for the detailed thematic knowledge and key transferable skills that they provide. They enable you to develop a detailed, critical understanding of your particular area of interest, allowing effective career progression in archaeology, ancient history, museums and elsewhere.
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