Teaching is by a combination of lecture and seminar courses, museum visits, a study tour to the Mediterranean region, and individual research.
Assessment is through essays and project work. You are encouraged throughout to develop your transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation. MA students write a 15,000 word dissertation undertaken between May and September. Students may elect to do an extended, 90-credit dissertation where doctoral study is the main target.
On the MA you will have the option of participating in a study tour in the Mediterranean, either as an assessed or non-assessed module. The study tour will take place over a period of ten days and involves visiting a range of classical sites, monuments and museums. If you take the tour as an assessed module you will be expected to prepare coursework based on activities you do on the tour. Previous tour locations have included Rome, as well as Athens and Attica; and Istanbul and western Turkey.