Students must attend one of the following three compulsory courses:
7AACM005 Greek for Beginners
An introductory course to the Greek language for complete beginners, designed to bring students to a point where they can read simple texts in Greek. Assessment by one three-hour unseen written examination in May, including prepared translation, unprepared translation, English to Greek, and grammatical analysis
7AACM015 Intermediate Greek
A course for students who have completed a beginners' course in Greek, designed to extend their knowledge of the language to the point where they are ready to read substantial texts. Assessment by one three-hour unseen written examination in May, including prepared translation, unprepared translation, English to Greek, and grammatical analysis
MB02/HS5122A Byzantine Greek II
The aim of this course is to provide students who arrive with a reasonable knowledge of Classical or Byzantine Greek with a wide experience of reading and translating Byzantine authors. Over the year, students will read extensive passages from at least four different authors. Students will be expected to prepare written translations each week. Assessment by one three-hour written examination in May.
Students must attend (a) and (b):
(a) MB03.i Introduction to Byzantium Seminar
A two-hour Topics Seminar in the first seven weeks of the first semester, where a variety of experts provide an introduction to their own subject. In early June, the Seminar is reconvened, and students are expected to make their own presentations of their dissertation topics. There is no assessed work.
(b) RHUL Students must attend one of the following two compulsory courses:
MB23/HS5123A Elementary Greek Palaeography
M380/HS5124A Greek Palaeography
One course must be selected from the following list. The courses marked with an asterisk are those which are likely to be available in the next academic year (for descriptions of courses, please click here):
MA dissertation of 10,500-12,000 words on an approved subject, under the supervision of a member of the staff.