PhD Classics and Ancient History / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
- Entry requirements
- A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
- A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.
- Any strong relevant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
- How to apply
Find out how to apply for this programme .
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Our PhD Classics and Ancient History programme is aimed at students who want to make a genuine contribution to scholarly knowledge and understanding of the field through their thesis.
You will acquire an excellent general knowledge of the wider field in question and high competence in relevant languages - ancient and modern - and associated skills, both subject-specific and generic.
Our research covers Greek and Roman history, Classical literature and its reception, and Classical Philology and Linguistics.
We enjoy close links with researchers in areas including Medieval and Modern History, Archaeology, Art History, English and American Studies, Linguistics, Religions and Theology, the John Rylands University Library and the Manchester Museum.
Research centres of special importance to us and our research students include the Centre for Late Antiquity, the Centre for the Cultural History of War, and the Cultural Theory Institute.
We offer supervision in a very broad range of subjects spanning Greek and Roman culture, history, literature and language from the archaic period to late antiquity.
Certain research clusters stand out within our present constellation of permanent staff and research fellows, such as classical Greek history; the performance and theory of ancient literature; Roman love elegy; the Roman Republic; epigraphy, language and history; ancient science and didactic literature.
Other specialisms include ancient warfare, Greek law, Greek oratory, pre-Roman Italy, critical theory, Hellenistic literature, ancient drama, Indo-European and the (pre-)history of the classical languages.
Discover Manchester, see our facilities and talk to our staff at our open days for postgraduate research students .
Potential graduate applicants are always welcome to visit the department outside of open days, and these visits can often be arranged to give you a chance to meet existing graduate students and/or to attend one of the graduate seminars.
Please contact Dr Maria-Ruth Morello ( Maria-Ruth.Morello@manchester.ac.uk ) for more information.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,203
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2020-21
- The John Rylands Research Institute Scholarship for Researchers from a Black British Background 2020-21
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
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