University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

On this course, you will gain substantial research experience, working alongside our leading subject specialists. You will engage with a broad range of research methods, including some of the most influential theoretical positions and methodologies in classical scholarship and academic enquiry. You will also improve your knowledge of ancient languages. This research-focused programme is designed to enhance the abilities of classics and ancient history students to conduct research at a high intellectual, methodological and theoretical level. You will receive training and guidance on conducting a piece of original research and its written presentation from a specialist in your area of interest on the programme team. The course will offer focused preparation for doctoral research. It will also present specific preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly-developed research and writing skills. You will also gain experience in how to present and discuss papers and posters at conferences. This course is preparation for a range of professional careers that require highly developed research and writing skills. They include careers in academia, museums, schools, heritage sites and specialist publishing as well as in the media, in archives and libraries or the civil service.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £6,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £6,520 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £13,860 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. In addition to a personal statement, applicants must also submit a research proposal of 500-1000 words on the area they would like to research for the MRes. This should include: a (provisional) title, a brief review of the scholarly literature in your field, and your contribution to the debate.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band; Pearson Test of English: 67 overall with no less than 61 in any band.
  • IELTS score: 7