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Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Research, MPhil/PhD

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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About Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Research, MPhil/PhD

The Department of Classics at King's has a distinguished tradition of scholarship in the fields of Modern Greek and Byzantine history, language and literature. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Classics is ranked 3rd in the UK according to the "power" metric which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity and achieved an outstanding score for the impact of its research. 

The department has expertise in the following areas relating to Greek and Byzantine studies:

  • Greek literature (especially fiction) since the 12th century
  • Byzantine history
  • Greek history in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Byzantium and the West
  • Archaeology, architecture and economic history of Byzantium and the Levant from late antiquity to the late medieval period
  • Material culture of Cyprus in the Byzantine period

Applicants interested in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics of modern Greek should apply to the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (DEPS) - http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/education/research/ldc/index.aspx

About postgraduate research at King's College London

To study for a postgraduate research degree at King's College London is to study at the city's most central university and one of the top 25 leading institutions worldwide (2016 QS World University Rankings). The Research Excellence Framework  (REF) in 2014 confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the School of Arts & Humanities and confirmed its leading international reputation.


Graduate students will benefit from close connections with the UK's professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life.
The excellent reputation of our PhD programmes ensures our alumni are highly sought after by some of the world's most prestigious employers. This success is due to the high calibre of our students, combined with a clear emphasis on providing graduates with skills that are highly valued not only in academia but also in business, government and the professions.

For information on funding, visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition at King's

All research students in any discipline at King's can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages with the Modern Language Centre without any additional cost. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/mlc
 

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at King’s College London in Classics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 29.90

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

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