Research course

Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (on-campus or by distance learning)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants for these research programmes will already have undertaken postgraduate study.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

The PhD - the most advanced research degree - leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study for a PhD on campus or by distance learning.

These degrees have no taught components, but relevant taught modules may be attended by arrangement to develop appropriate research skills, including the study of ancient languages, which, subject to programme requirements, you can access training in:

Classical Greek and Latin
Byzantine Greek
Ancient Egyptian
Languages of the Ancient Near East
We encourage you to attend conferences on subjects related to your research interests and to participate in our lively interdisciplinary seminar series (some of which are run by our postgraduates).

You are able to broaden your skills through appropriate training in teaching skills and, where possible, have the chance to gain experience in teaching. In addition, our annual postgraduate colloquia provide training in oral presentation skills and the professional dissemination of research within an interdisciplinary environment.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT - £6,840 PT (DL only)

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
36-72 months
part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005