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  • Entry requirements
    Students who are enrolled in a non-Melbourne Model degree course at the University of Melbourne.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Arts (Classical Studies)
  • Course description
      NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.


    Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.

    Students of classical studies and archaeology are uniquely placed to develop flexible and critical skills at a leading international centre for the study of the ancient world. The only program of its kind in Australia, classical studies and archaeology draws upon cutting edge research, the world class collection at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and a range of innovative multimedia resources. The Centre for Classics and Archaeology, within the School of Historical Studies, provides students with a multi-disciplinary perspective on ancient Graeco-Roman, Aegean and Near Eastern civilisations. A number of fieldwork options are provided in which students gain direct and practical project experience. Students also have the opportunity to study Ancient Greek (Language study streams) and Latin (Language study streams) and may specialise in a particular area or pursue broader interests. An articulated structure of higher degree study options exists for students seeking to build on their interests and the knowledge gained in this area. The study of classics and archaeology is designed to foster a wide range of critical skills in the historical, literary, archaeological, linguistic and art historical analysis of ancient civilisations. A diverse range of interests are accommodated by subjects that cover such topics as archaeology, religious, political and social life in ancient societies, classical literature and mythology, art and architecture. Classical studies and archaeology students graduate with transferable skills that draw on the analytical and research knowledge gained in this area of study and which can lead to a variety of career options and pathways.

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