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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Ancient History

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

The PGDipArts is an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). This programme might be for you if you want to undertake advanced study without writing a dissertation, if honours degrees aren’t recognised in your country, or if you would like to study part-time over a longer period.

You can use a completed PGDipArts with a GPA of 5.0 or higher as an possible qualification for the one-year Master of Arts.

Classical Studies and Ancient History

Study the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, and Pharaonic Egypt.

Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome have profoundly influenced later western societies.

In Classical Studies and Ancient History you can study Egyptian, Greek and Roman political, military and social history and culture, and ancient literature, philosophy and art.

Where can Classical Studies and Ancient History take you?

Many of our graduates have gone on to a range of successful careers. Classical Studies and Ancient History can help you develop skills useful in media and television, academia, historical research, journalism, teaching, public relations, government, conservation and historical preservation, museums and art curation.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses in one subject chosen from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You may be able to include a dissertation
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time or up to four years part-time

Further study options

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
  • Master of Heritage Conservation
  • Master of Indigenous Studies
  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Master of Public Policy

Entry criteria

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 3.5.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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