Research course

Palaeography & Manuscript Studies

King's College London · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

All students for MPhil/PhD entry will be expected to have an MA or equivalent. The department in which you will be registered may have other requirements - please see their entries for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Palaeography, the study of ancient handwriting, is a strong specialist area at King's and the College is appointing a new Chair of Palaeography & Manuscript Studies. Palaeography is taught in most departments across the School of Arts & Humanities and students wishing to carry out research in Palaeography should approach the relevant department. Current specialists work in areas of study such as Classics, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, English, French, History (especially medieval history), Spanish and Digital Humanities.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities scholarships and bursaries, self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months


full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200