The University of Kent, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, offers postgraduate programmes in Ancient History, Roman History, Archaeology and Philosophy of Art with the opportunity for you to spend a term studying in Rome, the centre of classical antiquity and inspiration for some of the world’s greatest artists.
You begin the one-year MA in the world heritage city of Canterbury (less than an hour from London) and relocate in the spring term to The American University of Rome, where the Kent programmes are hosted at their lovely campus atop the Janiculum Hill. While enjoying the benefits of a traditional campus and university facilities in Rome, you will have the additional resources of Rome’s specialized and extensive libraries, and access to key sites, museums and artefacts within this historical city.
You will work with a team of internationally respected academics and prestigious visiting speakers and join our vibrant postgraduate community. The programmes are taught entirely in English, with the possibility to develop language skills in Latin, Greek, and Italian during both the autumn term in Canterbury, and the spring term in Rome. Visits to sites in Rome are included in all core modules and assessments reflect the additional resources available in Rome. Kent staff, leading authorities in their fields, are known for their research-led teaching which is further enhanced by the cultural, linguistic and experiential immersion in Rome.
Kent attracts ambitious and cultured students from all over the world, creating a vibrant post-graduate community. Your experience of living and studying for an MA in two countries will be memorable and professionally advantageous: at the end of the year, you will have acquired an internationally-recognised qualification and will have proved to prospective employers that you can rise to the challenge of successfully living and working in an international environment.
“What could be nicer than to live in Rome for three months and study the city’s art and architecture with inspiring teaching in English, while also able to immerse yourself in the pleasures of Italy and discover the dynamic cultural life of Rome. It’s a life-changing opportunity designed to stimulate the senses and boost your career prospects at the same time.”
~ Professor Tom Henry
Academic Director, University of Kent at Rome
“Study the civilization of Rome from the best possible vantage point – the city of Rome itself – and enjoy at the same time the vibrant atmosphere and dynamic social and cultural life of the city with its fabulous bars, restaurants and cafes.”
~ Dr Ellen Swift
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Kent at Rome