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Greek and Roman Studies

General Information

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies offers a two-year program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies. The program consists of course work and the composition of a thesis. Course work will include study of both Greek and Latin, but the thesis may be written in the areas of classical archaeology, ancient history, and Greek or Latin literature. Prospective students can find further information on the department website: <>.

Contact Information

Department of Greek and Roman Studies

Location: Clearihue Building, Room B409

Mailing Address:

Greek and Roman Studies
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Courier Address:

Greek and Roman Studies
University of Victoria
Clearihue Building B409
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Telephone Number: 250-721-8514

Fax Number: 250-721-8516

Website: <>

Chair: Brendan Burke
Phone: 250-721-8522

Graduate Adviser: Ingrid E. Holmberg
Phone: 250-721-8528

Graduate Secretary: Sonja Bermingham
Phone: 250-721-8514

Degrees and Specializations Offered

MA and PhD in Greek and Roman Studies, with specialization in archaeology, history, or languages and literature.


The University's library has much material on ancient Greek and Roman culture; the department also has its own Reading Room with an excellent selection of primary and secondary texts. The department provides computing assistance to graduate students, which supplements the computing facilities available from the University. The department will frequently offer opportunities for students to participate in archaeological excavations in the Near East or Mediterranean, and the department also has a superb slide collection.

Financial Support

Consideration for financial aid is automatic upon receipt of applications for admission by February 1. Financial aid is available through the competitive University Fellowship, subject to satisfactory performance and full-time enrolment. All eligible applicants are encouraged to and assisted in applying for funding from provincial, federal and external sources; see the information provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies <>. Financial assistance for research assistants and teaching assistants is subject to department funding.

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