Research course

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A good degree in ancient history, archaeology, classical studies, classics, history or a related discipline.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

A research degree offers you the opportunity to acquire a highly advanced set of conceptual skills developed in the pursuit of new knowledge, which can be applied within or beyond an academic or scholarly context. Research training in any academic discipline helps to channel creativity into critical innovatory reasoning. The legitimate authority of original, independent research depends upon persuasive analytical arguments supported by critically evaluated evidence.

Current research interests include: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; the Hellenistic world; ancient Italy and Rome; the reception of the 'classical' past within ancient and modern worlds; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; and cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Department specialisms

Current research interests include: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; the Hellenistic world; ancient Italy and Rome; the reception of the 'classical' past within ancient and modern worlds; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; and cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

Named in memory of Birkbeck’s former President, and one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, the Eric Hobsbawm Postgraduate Scholarship fund offers financial assistance for research expenses (including travel, accommodation, conference fees and particular training needs) to doctoral students in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Read more about other funding opportunities for research students within the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Find out more about other research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

PhD

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Email
admin@history.bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7079 0689
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6552