Research course

Greek Archaeology

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

Entry requirements

First degree at 2:1 level or equivalent, prior knowledge of or experience in Greek or Classical Archaeology, defined programme of research.

Months of entry


Course content

If you wish to pursue research in any period of Greek Archaeology, from Prehistoric to Hellenistic, and have a good grounding in the field of your proposed research project, this programme will give you essential training in method and practice in the Greek context. Including a research methods taught module and two modules in appropriate subject areas, the programme aims to complement your existing knowledge and inform your chosen research topic.

he main component of this degree is the 20,000-word research dissertation on a topic of your choice. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor before applying.

In addition, you will take 60 credits of taught modules:

  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Greek Archaeology - with special emphasis on the period/area of your dissertation topic (20 credits)
  • The Practice of Greek Archaeology - with a focus on Theory or Scientific and Environmental Methods as appropriate to your interests (20 credits)

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Information for international students

The University of Birmingham has a long tradition of hospitality to overseas students. Students study in a diverse and multicultural community. Students become part of a diverse postgraduate community through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. For more information, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005