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Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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The Master of Arts in Classics is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Ancient Greek and Latin literature in the original languages. 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 acquire transferable generic skills in the following areas:

  • research;
  • critical thinking and analysis;
  • thinking in theoretical terms;
  • thinking creatively;
  • understanding of social, ethical and cultural context;
  • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
  • written communication;
  • public speaking;
  • attention to detail;
  • time management and planning; and
  • teamwork.

Last updated: 3 April 2019