An education in Classics does not prepare you for a specific job outside academia and teaching, but it allows you to pursue a wide range of careers by providing you with those transferable skills that employers require in a variety of jobs in a highly competitive job market.
Whatever your career plans, a graduate degree in Classics, through its concentration on two civilizations, gives you a broad perspective on events and problems, past and present, national and international.
It also develops your capacity for analytical and flexible thinking to meet challenges in a variety of work environments. Our curriculum fosters a broad appreciation of the world and a coherent range of knowledge and abilities in inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication. These are the skills and attributes provided to those who graduate from programs of quality and institutions noted for their achievements in research.
Past students from our M.A. program are recording success in a number of fields subsequent to their degrees at Queen's. Most have gone on to doctoral studies in Classics at prestigious schools, others to teaching or to post-graduate work in museum studies, library science, art conservation, law or medicine, while still others are successful in the fields of Heritage and Rescue Archaeology, government and business.