Research course

Classics and Ancient History

Institution
Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in a relevant subject, with an average of at least 60% in taught modules, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. We have taught Latin and Greek since 1874. We have taught Ancient History since 1910 and Classical Archaeology since 1931.

Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Ourresearch covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, withresearch strengths in:

  • rhetoric and historiography
  • ancient philosophy, science and medicine
  • reception and recreation of ancient texts
  • ancient concepts of divinity

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Federico Santangelo, Degree Programme Director
Email
pg.historical@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7978