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Introduction to BA and MA Classics for Offer Holder

Venue: Online

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Come and join us for our BA Classics and MA Classics Programmes Offer Holder afternoon.

BA and MA Classics programmes are a part of the School of Historical Studies.

You will have the opportunity to chat with our staff Catharine Edwards and find out more about the programme.

Catharine Edwards research work focuses on the cultural history of the Roman world, particularly Rome in the late republic and early principate. The complex literary strategies of Roman texts (She has worked particularly on Seneca, Ovid and more recently Cicero) are an intrinsic part of that world’s fabric.

The BA Classics classics degree enables you to develop a high level of competence in Ancient Greek and/or Latin. You can make the language and literature the focus of your degree or use these skills to enrich your study of a wide range of complementary option modules across not only classics, but also history, archaeology, politics, and philosophy. You will develop your skills in one or both languages at a range of levels and you will also have the chance to read ancient texts in depth in the original.

The MA Classics degree starts with a broadly chronological introduction to the classical world, from the archaic Mediterranean to the early Christian Roman Empire. You will explore politics and culture, religion, sex and sexuality, the writing of history, and the reception of classical culture in the modern world, particularly the meanings that have been attached to the classical past, which is a particular research strength among our historians, classicists and archaeologists.

We are the only university in London to include historians, classicists and archaeologists in the same team of academics who investigate every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. We see the study of the past as crucial for our understanding of present-day society, culture and politics.

Birkbeck was ranked in the top eight universities in the UK for its History research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

Birkbeck teaching takes place in the evening, leaving you free to study, volunteer or explore London during the day.

This event will be online.


12:30 – 12:45: Introduction to the BA and MA Classics 

12:45 – 13:15: Taster Lecture by Catharine Edwards

13:15 – 13:30: Q & A

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