The postgraduate program in ancient, medieval and early modern studies is an inter-departmental program jointly offered by several Schools of the Faculty of Arts, each respected for its outstanding scholarship and particular strengths in this area of study. The program is flexibly designed and will appeal to students with an interest in ancient, medieval and early modern literature, language, culture, history and society. Students may also take selected subjects offered by the Faculties of Music and Architecture, Building and Planning.
The structure of postgraduate study is designed to cater for scholarly interests that range from the general to the highly specialized. The best possible resources and facilities are available to students of ancient, medieval and early modern studies and academic supervision for higher degree students in the program can be provided by a number of Schools, including Historical and Philosophical Studies, Culture and Communication and Language and Linguistics.
This page includes information about the interdisciplinary postgraduate coursework programs offered by the Faculty of Arts. You should consult with members of staff in the relevant Schools, especially if you are interested in the Postgraduate Diploma, the MA or the PhD.
A Graduate Certificate allows you to complete a comprehensive six-month course of study, choosing from more than 25 discipline areas. It is particularly useful if you are returning to tertiary study after time away from an academic environment.
The Graduate Diploma is similar to an undergraduate major and ideally suited as an introduction to the new discipline. This course is suitable for professional development and also a preparatory program if you intend to study at a higher level in an area you have not studied previously.
The Postgraduate Certificate allows students to undertake coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level.
The Postgraduate Diploma allows you to undertake a minor research subject and coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level. This course is equivalent to an Arts Honours program if the thesis component is taken. It serves as prerequisite entry to a Masters by Research or PhD for those who have not completed a four-year Arts (Honours) degree in the relevant area.
Principal Areas of Specialization
Supervision and teaching are offered in a wide range of disciplinary
fields, historical periods and regional areas, including classical and
medieval languages, palaeography and manuscript studies, early European
and British history, art history (especially Italian art), archaeology,
literary culture (especially English literary studies) and medievalism
studies. Many of the subjects offered are interdisciplinary in scope
and joint supervision of research projects is often possible. Each School
has a web site that lists the principal areas of specialization of its