Classics offer supervision in a range of subject areas related to the research activities and interests of our academic staff. Staff members would be delighted to supervise in any of the areas where they have research interests: these are described on their individual web pages. All members of staff are happy to discuss potential research projects at any time.
We have a dedicated postgraduate study space, which makes available an extensive research collection, now augmented by a bequest from the late Professor Douglas MacDowell. Postgraduates play a full role in the research culture of the subject, with a regular programme of seminars, workshops and reading groups.
A Doctor of Philosophy at University of Glasgow may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.
Teaching and research in the Arts and Humanities is supported by the outstanding resources of our University Library with its special collections and our on-campus Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.Our close links and partnerships with Glasgow Life, and the city’s many museums, art galleries, performing arts and music venues, international festivals and creative industry organisations make the University of Glasgow the ideal place for postgraduate study of the arts.
The Classics programme is offered at University of Glasgow.
Recent topics have included studies of:
- religion and politics in the Roman Republic
- the politics of Ostrogothic Italy
- the modern reception of Greek tragedy
- Greek medicine
- masculinity and the classical monster
- the construction of the hoplite
- Roman eschatology
- Greek and Roman numismatics (in conjunction with The Hunterian, our University museum and art gallery).
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesHistory General Studies & Classics Literature View 30 other PhDs in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
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