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Ph.D. On Campus

Classics

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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21150 GBP/year
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About

The research group of Classics degree at The University of Edinburgh is one of the most significant clusters of scholars in the UK, working in all areas of the discipline: Greek and Latin language, literature and thought; Greek, Roman and Byzantine history; and classical archaeology from the Archaic period through to Late Antiquity.

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

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
  • Cicero
  • Roman imperial history

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 If you are applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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