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Advanced Postgraduate Study in Classics

Information for Prospective Students
Information for Current Students

Advanced Postgraduate Degrees

A one-year MA by thesis only, which is open to those who have already completed a BA (Hons) degree or equivalent.
A three-year PhD by thesis.

Research Theses

Supervision is available in the following areas:
• Greek drama, women in ancient Greece, Greek mythology (Dr Arlene Allan)
• Greek and Roman mythology and religion, and Roman political history (Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre)
• Cicero, Roman rhetoric, Roman social life (Professor Jon Hall)
• Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Cicero and Epicurus (Dr Sean McConnell)
• Roman Spain, Greek and Roman art and archaeology (Dr Dan Osland)
• Alexander the Great and his successors, Greek history (Associate Professor Pat Wheatley)


University of Otago Scholarships are available for the PhD and the MA thesis and applications may be submitted at any time.

New Coursework Master of Arts programme for Humanities students

From 2018 the University of Otago is offering a new pathway within the Master of Arts, a 180-point coursework option.

The Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA) programme is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding for Humanities students in a range of subjects as preparation for further study or future employment. The programme will take either 12 months or three semesters of full-time study to complete. The programme can also be studied part-time.

Find out more about the new Coursework Master of Arts programme.

Contact Information

Associate Professor Pat Wheatley is the Postgraduate Coordinator and may be contacted concerning MA and PhD research degrees.

Click here for information on financial assistance for postgraduate students.
Completed theses are kept in the Department's library.

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