Programs:

Classics

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Classics

Classics is the study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, especially Greece and Rome, and as such it embraces a number of disciplines, including history, archaeology, philosophy, and literature; primary sources in Latin and Ancient Greek are used throughout.

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Degree Details

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The objective of the program is to provide students with a deeper knowledge of Greek and Roman civilisation than they have obtained in their undergraduate degrees, to improve their ability in Greek and Latin as well as in the major modern languages of classical scholarship, and to develop their skills in research, critical thinking, and written expression. This training furnishes students with valuable skills that can be applied to employment in contexts beyond the university, such as museum work, and beyond Classics, such as law, librarianship, teaching at the secondary level, and the business world. This objective is achieved through course work, major research papers, and a thesis (2-year degree) or project (1-year degree), teaching and research assistantships, and excavation and museum fieldwork for archaeologists and others.

Areas of Research

  • Greek and Roman civilization
  • Classical art and archaeology
  • Greek and Latin literature
  • Classical history
Length:
1 year or 2 years
Required Credential:
Honour's Bachelor Degree
Typical Entry:
September
Typical Deadline:
January 15th

Degree Options

Master of Arts (M.A.)Degree Details

Length:
1 year or 2 years
Required Credential:
Honour's Bachelor Degree

Doctorate (Ph.D.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Master of Arts