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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 23.1k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 23.1k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 468pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    With a Master of Classical Studies, you can explore the ancient Greek and Roman worlds - while enjoying some very modern travel.

    Experience the opportunity of a lifetime studying antiquity in Turkey and archaeology in Italy and Greece. Or closer to home, you can draw on the University's expertise in language, literature and ancient history, and the wealth of resources in the ANU Classics Museum.

    As a graduate of the Master of Classical Studies, you will be uniquely equipped to apply your perspective on the ancient world to your understanding of our world today.

    Career Options

    Employment Opportunities

    A Master of Classical Studies will advance your career as a university teacher or administrator, professional research writer, senior public servant, museum curator, schoolteacher, journalist, librarian, or any profession involving the analysis of arguments, interpretation of texts, and writing skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Speak and write with considerable authority on the language, history, literature, art or other aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman culture under study;
    2. Think critically, analytically and at an advanced level about problems and issues in Classical world studies;
    3. Research at a high level and communicate the results at near-professional level; and
    4. Read and understand basic texts in Latin and/or Ancient Greek.

    The Master of Classical Studies requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    6 units from completion of CLAS6001 Traditional Grammar

    A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    CLAS8002 Graduate Reading Course A

    CLAS8003 Graduate Reading Course B

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    GREK6112 Continuing Ancient Greek

    LATN6002 Continuing Latin


    A maximum of 48 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    ANCH6013 Ancient World in Film

    ANCH6023 State, sanctuary and community: archaeology of settlement and memory in ancient Greece

    ANCH6101 Cultures in conflict: Greeks, Romans and others in southern Italy and Sicily

    ANCH6502 Bad neighbours: evidence of Athenian life from 4th century law-court speeches

    ANCH6504 Warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds

    ANCH6505 A region in antiquity: Gallipoli and western Turkey

    ANCH6506 Dark Age to democracy: early Greek history, 1000-480 BC

    CLAS8018 Research in Classical Studies

    CLAS8019 Classics Methods and Evidence

    CLAS8020 Research in Classical Studies

    GREK6101 Intermediate Ancient Greek

    GREK6125 Advanced Ancient Greek

    LATN6101 Intermediate Latin

    LATN6125 Advanced Latin

    24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

    Cognate disciplines

    Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Archaeology, Art History, Latin, History,

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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