Taught course

Byzantine Studies

University of Birmingham · Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

Knowledge of Greek desirable. Students will typically already have some experience of studying the Byzantine world, but will not necessarily have a degree in the subject.

Late Roman and Byzantine Archaeology, History, Art, Numismatics.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is intended for students who have a background in Byzantine Studies and, normally, some knowledge of Greek. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught elements which provide the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Byzantium through a range of modules in archaeology, art, history, literature and numismatics.

Programme content

The course can be pursued in the following pathways:

  • Byzantine Art
  • Byzantine History
  • Byzantine Literature
  • Late Roman and Byzantine Archaeology

Each pathway consists of 60 credits of coursework and 120 credits achieved through a 20,000 word supervised research project on topic of your choice in Byzantine Studies. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor before applying.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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