Our research culture centres on the weekly research seminar which welcomes distinguished speakers in all fields of classics, one of the most high-profile and best-attended events of its type in the UK. Every year we host major international conferences (including the biennial conference on a Greek topic endowed by the Leventis Foundation, which is organised by an eminent visiting professor), as well as a wide range of one-day events.
In the Classics degree at The University of Edinburgh , you will be assigned two supervisors who will provide expert academic guidance on your chosen research topic. You will meet regularly to discuss your progress and research plans, as well as drafts of your thesis/dissertation chapters, conference papers and potential articles.
In addition to individual supervision, all our PhD students pursue an individually tailored programme of research and professional skills training agreed with their supervisors.
Our PhD students develop a highly valued set of research and professional skills which enable them to go on to a wide variety of careers.
Many of our PhD students wish to pursue an academic career, and we have an excellent record of helping our students obtain research and teaching posts in universities in the UK and overseas.
PhD students also develop a portfolio of skills which are highly desirable across a wide range of sectors, from museums and heritage to the civil service, banking and the law.
Major research interests include:
- Homer and early Greek poetry
- Greek philosophy
- Greek drama
- Hellenistic and Roman poetry
- classical Greek and Hellenistic history
- the ancient economy
- Archaic and Classical Greek archaeology
- Judaism in the ancient world
- Byzantine history and literature
- the Roman republic
- Roman imperial history
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
If you are applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or or international equivalent.
- We may also consider your application if you have relevant professional experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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