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Ancient History (PhD/MPhil)

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Full time | Cardiff University | 3 years | JUL-23

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Ancient History

Course type


Course Summary


Based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, you join a vibrant academic and research community, proud of our reputation for training the next generation of researchers. Supervised by experts, our postgraduates encounter exciting opportunities to debate and exchange ideas, whether through our internationally-connected Research Centres or numerous seminar series. Our projects across disciplines continue to advance research, supported by partners ranging from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to the Welcome Trust. To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research (media, commercial, public sector etc), public service, teaching and academia.

Learning and assessment

Cardiff offers considerable research strength in ancient history and has very strong links with archaeology, medieval history and religious studies through the Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture. Wide chronological coverage, from Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research with archaeology, medieval history and religious studies. Encouragement and support for postgraduate students from the University of Wales Institute for Classics and Ancient History, which is run jointly by Cardiff in association with the Departments of Classics and Ancient History at Swansea and Lampeter.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Ancient History, Classics, Classical Archaeology and related humanities and social science disciplines. Applicants should normally possess a first or upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject field and a good pass at MA.