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Classics and Ancient History MPhil, PhD

Classics and Ancient History MPhil, PhD

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Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | SEP

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36 months

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Ancient History Classics

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Course Summary

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. We have taught Latin and Greek since 1874. We have taught Ancient History since 1910 and Classical Archaeology since 1931.

Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, with research strengths in:

rhetoric and historiography
ancient philosophy, science and medicine
reception and recreation of ancient texts
ancient concepts of divinity

Our research specialities include:

the ancient Near East
Greco-Roman culture and religion
early Christianity and patristics
Greek art and archaeology
Greek ethnography
history and archaeology of Roman Italy
Greek and Roman music
Greek language and literature, including Homer, tragedy, historiography and rhetoric
Latin language and literature, including historiography, rhetoric and Augustan poetry
reception of the classical tradition
ancient science and medicine
ancient Greek and Roman patristics and philosophy.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a merit at Masters level, or international equivalent, in classics or a related subject. We will give specific consideration to any independent research you do as part of your studies. You must submit two letters of recommendation (obligatory) and a writing sample, such as a chapter from an MA dissertation or a published paper (optional).

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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