Research course

Classics

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an upper second class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

There are a number of attractions to studying for a postgraduate degree in Classics at Glasgow, from the very well-stocked University Library, to the Hunterian Museum (with its notably fine coin collection), to a major centre in humanities computing.

We offer supervision in a range of subject areas related to the research activities and interests of our academic staff. All members of staff are happy to discuss potential research projects at any time.

We have a dedicated postgraduate study space, which makes available an extensive research collection, now augmented by a bequest from the late Professor Douglas MacDowell. Postgraduates play a full role in the research culture of the subject, with a regular programme of seminars, workshops and reading groups.

Recent topics have included studies of:

  • religion and politics in the Roman Republic
  • the politics of Ostrogothic Italy
  • the modern reception of Greek tragedy
  • Greek medicine
  • masculinity and the classical monster
  • the construction of the hoplite
  • Roman eschatology
  • Greek and Roman numismatics (in conjunction with The Hunterian, our University museum and art gallery)

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MLitt by research

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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