The Department of Classics and Ancient History will no longer be offering any postgraduate coursework programs. The information below is for continuing students.

If you wish to undertake postgraduate coursework, Please check the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Coursework pages

Graduate Certificate in Arts (Classics and Ancient History)

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Classics and Ancient History) must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Classics and Ancient History)

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Classics and Ancient History) must complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Master of Arts (Classics and Ancient History)

Candidates for the Master of Arts (Classics and Ancient History) must complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of core elective units of study.

Units of Study

Each unit is worth 6 credit points

Core Units

  • ANHS6901 Ancient Rome: Space and Power (Summer School)
  • ANHS5901 Classical Texts in Translation
  • GRKA7001 Classical Greek for Postgraduates I
  • GRKA7002 Classical Greek for Postgraduates II
  • LATN7201 Latin for Postgraduates I
  • LATN7202 Latin for Postgraduates II

Core Electives

  • ARCA6904 Archaeology and Identity
  • ARCA6905 History and Philosophy of Archaeology
  • HRTG6901 The Idea of Heritage
  • ANHS6905 Supervised Reading Course I (Hellenistic World, sem. 1,2)*
  • ANHS6906 Supervised Reading Course II (sem. 1,2)*
  • ANHS6908 MA Dissertation, Part I (sem. 1, 2)*
  • ANHS6909 MA Dissertation, Part II (sem. 1,2)*

* These units require departmental consent.

Electives
OR any other unit from the list of core or core elective units

  • EUST6901 European Cinema and National Identities
  • HSTY6987 Writing the Past
  • HSTY6988 Contagion: History and Culture
  • HSTY6994 Globalism, Internationalism, and the UN
  • HSTY7000 A History of Australia-US Relations
  • HSTY7001 The History of Human Rights
  • PHIL7021 Kant
  • PHIL7840 Philosophy and the Science of Happiness
  • PHIL7841 Reasoning, Argument and Explanation
  • GCST5902 Natures and Cultures of Bodies
  • GCST5905 Identity, Place and Culture
  • GCST5909 Key Thinkers for Cultural Studies
  • GCST6903 Debates in Cultural Studies
  • WMST6902 Arguing the Point
  • WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
  • WMST6904 Modernism, Modernity and Modern Culture

All candidates may select units from outside their specialization up to a maximum of half the course requirements. Units of study may be selected from other faculties as part of this amount to a maximum of 6 credit points for Graduate Certificate candidates, and 12 credit points for Graduate Diploma and Master’s candidates.

The Postgraduate Handbook is made available each year by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator:
A/Prof Kathryn Welch
Department of Classics and Ancient History
Brennan MacCallum A18
Room 805
University of Sydney NSW 2006