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Classics and Ancient History - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  School of History and Cultures

 Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

About the Programme

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 and Ancient Egyptian.

Times Higher Education ranked us among the top 5 departments of Classics in the country for our 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 required visit to campus in the first year of your course.

Research interests of staff include:

The scope of our research is distinctively wide, encompassing all periods of classical antiquity up to and beyond the end of the Roman Empire, to all the major civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean and explores their after-effects in more recent periods.

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

Funding Notes

Please visit the College of Arts and Law funding page for information on possible funding opportunities: View Website

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.

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