Research course

Ancient History

Queen's University Belfast · History

Entry requirements

Admission to a research degree (PhD/MPhil) normally requires at least a good second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification. If you are not a graduate, you may still be admitted provided you hold a diploma or other qualification which the University deems to be the equivalent of a degree. After your initial registration, you will proceed to PhD study, pending successful completion of your School's differentiation process.

Months of entry


Course content

Research Strategies:

Ancient History has a long and distinguished
tradition at Queen's. We currently offer research expertise in classical Greek and Roman history and the recent restructuring of the School, with a new appointment in early medieval history and a closer relationship with the Institute of Byzantine Studies, has reinforced our specialist strength in late antiquity.

Information for international students

Normally applicants should already hold a degree or equivalent qualification from an institution where English is the medium of instruction, or have obtained an acceptable English language qualification, The minimum entry requirements are IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550; however, a number of courses require higher scores.

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found at

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Brian Campbell
+44 (0)28 9097 3423
+44 (0)28 9097 3440