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Classical Languages and Literature DPhil

Classical Languages and Literature DPhil

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Classical Languages (Latin & Greek) Classical Literature

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The DPhil takes the form of the composition of a substantial dissertation, of up to 100,000 words, based on new research on a subject of your choice. You will be appointed a supervisor or supervisors with relevant expertise, who will support you throughout your doctoral work, beginning with the formulation of the topic and ending with the final examination.

The best dissertations are published, many in the Oxford University Press series of Classical monographs which exists for this purpose.

The vision of the DPhil as a necessary stage of an academic career, following on from master's-level education and preparing for postdoctoral work and beyond, is reflected in five other ways:

Doctoral students are required to set the topics of their individual specialisation in a larger understanding of developments in the field across the world.

They are encouraged to pursue a diversity of scholarly interests on the side of working on their doctoral dissertation, so as to start building a larger portfolio of specialities. They may produce articles or review books in areas somewhat different from that of their dissertation, and towards the end of their doctoral work may begin to contemplate a postdoctoral project.

The Classics Faculty assists doctoral students in continuing to develop necessary research skills, and acquiring or improving knowledge of relevant ancient and modern languages. Competence in Latin and/or Greek is an admission requirement.

Doctoral students can be trained and given experience (with mentoring) in undergraduate teaching of several different kinds, eg class, lecture, tutorial.

There are other structures, within the Classics Faculty, the Humanities Division and the wider University, to help with career-development and with academic placement.

Finally, it is fully recognised that some students will choose not to pursue a professional career in Classics, and the structures mentioned in the points above are tailored to their needs too. The experience of the Classics DPhil programmes is intended to be personally fulfilling and intellectually enriching in itself, and the cognitive skills required are highly transferable to other walks of life.

Different course options

Full time | University of Oxford | 3 years | 11-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

11-OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,970

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,505

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a master's degree with scores at the same level as first-class or high upper second-class honours in a relevant subject; and a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in Classics or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of Classics. If you apply whilst studying for a master's degree, these scores may be required as a condition of any offer made. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.