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.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Classical & Archaeological Studies at Kent 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
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Need help with English?
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding pages for the most current information
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of European Culture and Languages
- +44 (0)1227 827283