Research course

Classical Studies

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage

Entry requirements

Relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil/PhD Classical Studies offers you the opportunity to undertake an intensive study of an aspect of Greek and Roman history and/or Greek and Latin languages, literatures, and cultures, and to make an original contribution to scholarly understandings of your chosen subject area.

While the emphasis is on your independent research, you will receive guidance from academic supervisors who have expertise in a range of topics in Classical Studies across both local and global contexts, including in Lincoln itself, Britain, Iberia, the Mediterranean world, and the ancient Near East. The School of Humanities and Heritage brings together academics, archivists, librarians and researchers with interdisciplinary interests in both ancient history/classics and the subsequent interpretation and representation of the classical past. We also have a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community.

As an MPhil/PhD student, you are encouraged to participate in the School of Humanities and Heritage's lively research culture of research seminars, as well as postgraduate forums, social events, and training to support the development of your academic skills.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

For further advice on IELTS and the support available, please contact the International College by email at

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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