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Intercollegiate degree structures

Intercollegiate MA

The Intercollegiate MA in Classics, the MA in Ancient History and the MA in Classical Art and Archaeology

About the Intercollegiate degree

The MA in Classics, the MA in Ancient History, the MA in Classical Art and Archaeology and the MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies are intercollegiate degree-programmes of the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Departments of Classics at King’s College London (KCL), Classics & Philosophy and History, Royal Holloway University of London, and Greek and Latin and History, University College London (UCL). Modules within these MAs are available to students registered in any of the participating Colleges, subject to the requirements of the regulations of each College. Teaching is divided between the individual Colleges and the Institute of Classical Studies. The Institute of Classical Studies and its Library and the Joint Library of the Hellenic Society and the Roman Society are located within the School of Advanced Study in Senate House in Malet Street. With regard to the requirements for all these MA degrees, students should consult the Regulations, which are published separately, of the College at which they are registered.

Degree Structure

The degree is a total of 180 credits' worth of courses, comprising taught modules (a total of 120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). For 2014-15, the final mark is calculated from the aggregation of credits.

MA Ancient History and MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies are Intercollegiate degrees and courses are offered by Royal Holloway, King's College London and University College London.

Students must choose the following:

MA in Classics

Students must take:

(i)  40 credits chosen from the current list of available Classics MA courses

(ii) at least 40 credits which tests knowledge of Greek or Latin in the original language, or 40 credits of language-acquisition 

(iii)   courses amounting to 40 credits further

(iv)    CL5000: Dissertation in the field of classical language, literature or thought, or the classical tradition (60 credits)

(v)     Research Training in Classics (not weighted)

MA in Ancient History

Students must take:

(i)     CL5300/7AACM500/HISTGA01 (40 credits)

(ii)    40 credits chosen from the current list of available MA Ancient History courses

(iii)   40 credits of any type (including Ancient History) from a list of available MA courses

(iv)   CL5000: Dissertation in the field of Ancient History (60 credits)

MA in Classical Art and Archaeology

Students must take:

(i)   80 credits on classical archaeological or art-historical subjects chosen from the current list of available MA courses

(ii)  40 credits of any type from a list of available MA courses

(iii)  CL5000: Dissertation in the field of classical archaeology or art-history (60 credits)

(iv)  Research Training in Classical Archaeology (not weighted)

MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Students must take:

(i)  40 credits of  Language course from a list of available MA courses

(ii)  40 credits of Greek Palaeography course from a list of available MA courses

(iii)  40 credits of Special Subject course from a list of available MA courses

(iv)  HS5125: Dissertation in the field of Late and Antique Byzantine Studies (60 creditis)

(v)  Introduction to Byzantium (not weighted)

Students may choose their modules from options available from King's College London, Royal Holloway and University College London.

Enrolment (Royal Holloway students):

If you are taking a module at KCL or UCL, you MUST complete an Intercollegiate Registration form for the appropriate College (see below) at the start of term.  The form should be signed by your course tutor of the Postgraduate Administrator at UCL and handed in to the course tutor of Postgraduate Administrator at KCL and/or UCL.

If you do not do this, you will not be able to get access to the college's facilities and will not be entered for examinations (including coursework submission).

Research Training and Dissertation Preparation

The element of research training that is regarded as an essential component of the taught MA is catered for by a series of special modules:

  • Research Training and Dissertation in Classics
  • Research Training and Dissertation in Classical Art & Archaeology
  • Sources and Methods in Ancient History
  • Introduction to Byzantium

Attendance at the appropriate module is required for students taking the relevant MA programme.

Enrolment with the Institute of Classical Studies and Hellenic and Roman Societies

When MA students have registered with their home college, they will need to enrol with the Institute of Classical Studies (at no charge) in order to obtain access to the Library.  When they enrol they will be given information about the Institute and its facilities; the Meetings List with details of its extensive additional programme of research seminars, lectures and meetings held in London during the year in Classical and related subjects will be available on the ICS website. [www.icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/index.html]

Staff

Key contacts:

RHUL

Director of MA Programmes (Classics) -  Professor Richard Alston

Programme Director of MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (LABS) - Dr Charalambos Dendrinos

Postgraduate Administrator (Classics) – Sue Turnbull

Postgraduate Administrator (LABS) - Marie-Christine Ockenden

   
 
 
 

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