Research course

Greek and Roman Material Culture

Institution
Open University · Department of Classical Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Classical Studies discipline has distinctive expertise in the material culture of the ancient world. Staff research in this area covers a wide range of topics, including votive offerings from ancient sanctuaries, the archaeology of Etruscan Italy, dress and Roman funerary monuments. The members of the Material Culture research cluster share an interest in placing the objects, sites and monuments of antiquity into their broader social contexts, identifying how they have shaped (and been shaped by) the ideas and practices of different cultures. Our work is marked by a commitment to interdisciplinary activities, whether this be ‘reading’ images alongside literary texts, or applying anthropological and scientific approaches to the study of the classical past. We are involved in a number of national and international collaborations, and organise excavations and conferences with a range of partner institutions.

We welcome applications in areas which correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. We would encourage you to discuss your ideas informally with us before submitting an application.

Department specialisms

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 653247