A first or upper-second class BA honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, and a Distinction or Merit in an MA programme or equivalent in a relevant subject.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
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Ancient History; Classical Literature; and Archaeology.
Months of entry
Classical & Archaeological Studies examines the textual and material evidence for a wide cross-section of the ancient world and includes three convergent research and teaching pathways: ancient history, classical literature, and archaeology.
Over the duration of the PhD, you produce an original piece of research of up to 100,000 words. Previous doctoral theses have included ‘Virgo to Virago: Medea in the Silver Age’, ‘Aristophanes and Euripides: A Palimpsestuous Relationship’, ‘Aspects of Ecphrastic Technique in Ovid's Metamorphoses’, ‘In Search of "The People of La Manche": A Comparative Study of Funerary Practices in the Transmanche Region during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age (2500 BC-1500 BC)’.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Please refer to the University's postgraduate funding pages.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- School of European Culture and Languages
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