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Classics and Ancient History - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Profile Description

We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas across the disciplines of Classics and Ancient History, including Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology as well as Byzantine studies, the Ottoman Empire and the study of Modern Greek:

Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Subject to programme requirements, you can also learn or improve your knowledge of Classical and Byzantine Greek, Latin, Greek, Ancient Egyptian, and the languages of the Ancient Near East.

Times Higher Education ranked the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology among the top five Russell Group departments of Classics for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

The PhD – the most advanced research degree – leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).

Research interests of staff include:

Egypt and the Ancient Near East
The Ancient City
Interstate Relations in the Ancient World
Late Antiquity
The Literary Culture of the Late Republic
Reception of Classical Antiquity

Byzantine Studies: archaeology; art, material and cultural history; gender; historical narratives; social, legal and literary history; and urban and rural economy
East Mediterranean History: diplomacy; strategy; and economies (19th and 20th centuries)
Modern Greek Studies: culture, history, and literature

For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the research interest tab on each programmes course page. 

Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities.

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Classics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 20.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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