Research course

Classics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant professional experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our classics research group is one of the most significant clusters of scholars in the UK, working in all areas of the discipline: Greek and Latin language, literature and thought, Greek and Roman history from classical Greece to late antiquity, and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine literature and history.

Major research interests include: Homer and early Greek poetry; Greek philosophy; Greek drama; Hellenistic and Roman poetry; classical Greek and Hellenistic history; ancient Persia, the Roman republic; Cicero; Roman imperial history; Greek literature of the Roman empire; late Roman literature and history; Christianity in the Roman empire; ancient slavery; ancient law; epigraphy; the city of Rome; gender in antiquity; the reception of classical antiquity; Greek sculpture; mythology in art; Roman and Byzantine archaeology.

Our research culture centres on the weekly research seminar which welcomes distinguished speakers in all fields of classics, one of the most high-profile and best-attended events of its type in the UK. Every year we host major international conferences (including the biennial conference on a Greek topic endowed by the Leventis Foundation, which is organised by an eminent visiting professor), as well as a wide range of one-day events.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Office
Email
GradSchool.HCA@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3772