The Master of Arts in Ancient World Studies is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in the history, society, religion and culture of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and/or Mean Eastern civilisations. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters, or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H2B (70%) must be attained to qualify for the award of the masters degree.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Arts (Thesis only) in this area of specialisation should:
- gain advanced knowledge of the culture of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and/or Mean Eastern civilisations;
- acquire advanced skills and methodologies for analysis of ancient cultures;
- develop and sustain an argument based on research;
- develop a knowledge of research techniques.