For a PhD and MLitt, we normally require a 2:1 in a first degree and a MA in a relevant subject; for the MA by Thesis, we require a 2:1 in a relevant first degree
Months of entry
The PhD is central to our postgraduate research programme. It requires three years of full-time study, and is assessed by a thesis of up to 100,000 words. We also offer shorter research programmes for the degree of MA by Thesis (one year of full-time study) or MLitt (two years of full-time study).
Greek and Roman Culture; History and Historiography; Greek Theatre and its Reception; Greek and Roman Epic; Latin Elegy; Literary and Cultural Theory; Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics; Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Antiquity; Classical, Hellenistic, and post-Hellenistic Philosophy.
Information for international students
English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent (with 6.5 in the written section).
Fees and funding
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Durham Doctoral Studentship (DDS) (for PhD students only); Faculty MA Scholarship (for MA students only); Ralph Lindsay Scholarship; Funding opportunities offered by private charities, e.g. Wingate Scholarships; Commonwealth Scholarships (for PhD students only).
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
MA by research
Course contact details
- Department of Classics and Ancient History
- (0191) 33 41670