MRes Ancient History
Carry out your own independent research project in Ancient History within one of the top departments for Classics research within the UK, while undertaking essential training to support your project. The Ancient History programme is offered by University of Birmingham.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)|
|Tuition Fee:||£20,820 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
You can complete your research project in any area of Ancient Greek or Roman history, as agreed with your supervisor. The taught component allows you to develop your skills in key fields such as classical languages or historiography, while you will also have the opportunity to choose modules from across the MA Antiquity syllabus which are complementary to your research.
What is an MRes?
An MRes is a programme that will help you develop the skills for both doctoral study and a future career. You will complete a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and a taught component that develops research and analytical skills. If you are interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to contact the admissions tutor or a member of staff with interests in your field to discuss your application in general and your proposed research topic in particular.
- Aspects of Byzantine History
- Herodotus and Ancient Worlds
- Material Culture
- The Economics of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Frankish East
- Ideas, Ideals and Ideologies
- Gender in Byzantium II
- Towns, Tombs and Temples
- Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture
- Funerary Archaeology
- Towns, tombs, and temples: the archaeology of ancient Egypt
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University’s Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.