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  • Deadline:
  • 20 Tháng một
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  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    This two-year MPhil is the course taken by the majority of master's students in Ancient History. It is a research training degree designed to equip you with a range of both knowledge and skills in Greek and/or Roman history.

    Most MPhil graduates go on to take doctorates, either in Oxford or elsewhere. Many subsequently take up university teaching or research posts after finishing their doctorates. Those who do not take doctorates go into a variety of occupations, including teaching, publishing, administration, business and other professions.

    For the MPhil you will produce a thesis of up to 25,000 words (D), two pieces of work based on graduate seminars run by members of the faculty in Greek and Roman History (E) and three options, one from the list of options in A, one from B and one from either B or C:

    A. Classical and modern languages

    These options give you the opportunity to acquire or reinforce knowledge of ancient languages or the modern languages of scholarship. Teaching is provided in the form of University classes and/or individual or small-group tutorials. These options are assessed by a 3-hour written examination.

    B. Methods and techniques of scholarship

    These options are usually assessed by a pair of pre-submitted essays.

    C. Specified historical topics

    All of the options in this section are examined by a pair of pre-submitted essays.

    D. Dissertation

    Your dissertation can be up to 25,000 words long. You decide on a subject in consultation with your supervisor. The dissertation enables you to work in greater depth on a subject that particularly interests you and is particularly valuable if you are hoping to go on to work for a doctorate.

    E. Graduate Seminar Series

    There are two graduate seminar series in ancient history, one covering Greece and the East and the other Rome and the West. These working seminars, organised by members of the faculty in areas of current interest to them, run fortnightly in Michaelmas and Hilary terms. As a master’s student you are required to attend and participate in them. You will produce two pieces of written work derived from the seminars as part of your submission for the degree.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in Classics or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of ancient history. 

    Most successful applicants have, or go on to obtain, a first-class or high upper second-class honours undergraduate degree.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement:Up to 700 words
    • Written work:Two essays of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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    Test

    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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