Research course

Modern Greek Studies

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

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree). You don’t need to have a degree in the subject, but do need experience in the subject area of your research project.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme introduces you to recent developments in the areas of Modern Greek language, literature, history and culture. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught elements which provide a solid grounding in scholarship in Modern Greek Studies.

The taught elements of this course give you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of critical theory, linguistic skills or historical methodology, in addition to translation strategies, literary movements or wider cultural, historical or political developments.

Overall, the programme enables you to situate your research in relation to disciplinary and interdisciplinary intellectual traditions, and provides both a foundation for doctoral research and also a chance to enrich your previous understanding in different areas of Modern Greek Studies.

It is made up of 60 credits of taught modules (see the modules section below) and 120 credits achieved through a 20,000 word supervised research project on topic of your choice in Modern Greek Studies. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor before applying.

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Fees and funding

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

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005