Course Overview

The MA Classics offers you the opportunity to concentrate on the ancient Greek and Latin languages at advanced level, as well as the literature of the ancient world. You can continue your study of ancient Greek and Latin through in-depth study of authors and genres, primarily in the original language but also in translation.

Classics have been taught at our Lampeter campus snce the opening of St David's College in 1822 and has been offered via distance study since 2001. The Roderic Bowen Library and Archives on Lampeter campus has a large collection of Classical literature. There is an on-going programme of digitisation to make these materials available to students who study with us at a distance.

Key Features

The MA in Classics will have a special appeal to those students who wish to continue the study of Latin and Greek at advanced levels. Providing our students with a range of learning opportunities and excellent teaching is the primary aim of the School of Classics. We employ innovative methods and approaches that enhance our students' learning throughout their studies.

Our programme is designed to help learners both on campus and at a distance. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a live forum through which students and staff can interact, through which students are able better to revise and explore difficult topics and through which students are better able to access the electronic resources available in the virtual world.

Studying Classics with us here at University of Wales Trinity Saint David means research-led teaching and research-active learning in an environment that allows for both full use of the virtual world and the personal approach of expert tuition.


  • Advanced Greek Prose
  • Advanced Greek Verse
  • Advanced Latin Prose
  • Advanced Latin Verse
  • Myth in Greek and Roman Epic
  • Erotic Poetry in the Ancient World

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Errietta Bissa
  • Dr Matthew Cobb
  • Dr Kyle Erickson
MA, MA Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry Criteria

The traditional requirement for entry onto our MA degrees is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree. In addition, the School encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply. Additionally, for the MA in Classics, applicants are required to have knowledge of either Greek or Latin at advanced level, and it is desirable that they have a good knowledge of both ancient languages.

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