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Ancient and Medieval Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
Through a wide variety of subjects drawn from a number of disciplines, the Ancient and Medieval Studies program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provides a curricular framework for exploring topics in ancient and medieval studies which range from the history of ideas and institutions to that of material artifacts, literature and certain of the original languages.
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Overview

About the program

The goal of the Ancient and Medieval Studies program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to develop knowledge and understanding of the more distant past both for itself, in its uniqueness, and as an object of specifically modern questions and methods of inquiry.

The Ancient and Medieval Studies program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is designed for students who are seeking a fuller understanding of the forces which shaped the ancient and medieval world. The geographical and chronological scope of the program is broadly conceived and is intended to be comparative. Subjects range in content from Classical Greece and Rome, and the ancient societies of Asia and South America, to medieval Europe and Japan.

Students will be required to demonstrate intermediate level language proficiency in either Greek, Latin or a medieval vernacular, but they need not concentrate their other subjects on the area associated with that language. Students are also expected to have some distribution across the ancient and medieval time periods. We expect that students will consult closely with the Major Advisor in order to devise a coherent program of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old English and Beowulf
  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Latin Readings
  • A Global History of Architecture
  • Building Islam

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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