For all our research Classics and Ancient History students from The University of Manchester, we seek to:
- Inspire you to attend and give papers at seminars and conferences
- Encourage you to undertake a modicum of appropriate undergraduate teaching, with guidance and support throughout
Recent graduates have gone on to research fellowships, and to part-time and full-time temporary and permanent academic positions in UK and overseas universities including Oxford, UCL, Manchester and Leeds. As a non-vocational qualification, the PhD offers a wealth of highly valued transferable skills, and thus allows students to keep open a very wide range of career options in virtually any branch of professional employment in the public or private sector, including government, commerce, industry or teaching.
In our PhD programme we aim above all to enable and assist the student to produce in three years a dissertation that constitutes a genuine contribution to scholarly knowledge and understanding of the field, and to acquire in so doing an excellent general knowledge of the wider field in question and high competence in relevant languages, ancient and modern, and associated skills, subject-specific and generic.
Recent and current PhD topics include:
- Vision, space and time in Lycophron's Alexandra; Commentary on Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica Book 1;
- Past and Present in Ovid's Fasti; Commentary on Ovid, Ars Amatoria 2;
- Banquet of Death: Alimentary Imagery in Statius' Thebaid; Leadership in Herodotus; Identity in Ammianus Marcellinus;
- The Amphiareion at Oropos: Euergetism, Honour and Internal Politics; Retirement in the Roman world; Burial societies in the Roman World; The Language of the Ancient Mediterranean.
Research students in their first year must take our research-training course 'Studying the Ancient World: Techniques and Approaches' and any MA or advanced BA course units recommended by the supervisor.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesAncient History General Studies & Classics View 30 other PhDs in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Academic entry qualification overview
- Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- English language
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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