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Classics and Ancient History PhD

Classics and Ancient History PhD

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Ancient History Classics

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Course Summary

The Department of Classics and Ancient History has an international reputation for outstanding and innovative research. We are particularly well known for reception studies, which we pioneered in Britain, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of antiquity. As a research student, you will be a member of a thriving and dynamic community.

Career prospects

A large number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of classics and ancient history; some graduates go on to careers in museums, education, and journalism.


Research project undertaken across three years (full-time, plus a writing up period), culminating in an 80,000 word thesis.

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Entry requirements

PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.