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Level 7

7AACM500 Sources and Methods in Ancient History

Credit value: 40 credits
Module convenor/tutor:  Prof. Henrik Mouritsen
Teaching pattern: 20 x 2-hour weekly seminars
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 2 x essay of 4,000-5,000 words (50% each)

Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

This is the core module for the MA in Ancient History.

This module provides an introduction to some of the disciplines, methodologies, problems and themes that may be encountered by those undertaking research work in the field of ancient history. The topics covered range from papyrology, numismatics and archaeology to general issues of method in ancient history. The objective is that students beginning research should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and bibliography that will enable them to develop a research project and pursue it successfully. Seminars are given by staff with personal research interests in the topics discussed. 

Core reading

There is no specific reading for this module, which covers a great range of topics. 

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