Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Classics and Ancient History, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.
Months of entry
January, September, April
The Department prides itself on its vigorous research culture spanning the breadth of the Classical world and its neighbours, with methodological strengths in the various fields of literature, language, history, archaeology and philosophy. Our academic staff have a broad range of expertise and ground-breaking research interests, much of which (but not all) falling within the remit of our three research centres:
- Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek culture and society
- Centre for Connectivity in the Roman World
- Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond
We have a real research culture at Exeter, with international conferences and regular publications. We hope that you will become part of that culture and add to our research strength.
Ancient and modern philosophy, especially ethics; Classical art and archaeology; Classics in the history of sexuality; Comparative philology and linguistics; Food in the ancient world; Greek and Roman epic, tragedy and comedy; Greek and Roman mythology, religion and magic; Greek and Roman social history, especially sexuality; Hellenistic history, especially the barbarian interface and the Greek culture of Asia ; Minor and dynastic studies; History of medicine in antiquity, especially Galen; Later Greek literature, including Lucian, Athenaeus, ecphrasis; Latin literature; Palaeography
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.
Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
Learn more about available funding on the course page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1392 725306