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Classics and Ancient History, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
Our programmes include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise. Classics and Ancient History programme is offered at Newcastle University.

About

Classics and Ancient History programme is offered at Newcastle University and it  has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, with research strengths in:

  • rhetoric and historiography
  • ancient philosophy, science and medicine
  • reception and recreation of ancient texts
  • ancient concepts of divinity

Our research specialities include:

  • the ancient Near East
  • Greco-Roman culture and religion
  • early Christianity and patristics
  • Greek art and archaeology
  • Greek ethnography
  • history and archaeology of Roman Italy
  • Greek and Roman music
  • Greek language and literature, including Homer, tragedy, historiography and rhetoric
  • Latin language and literature, including historiography, rhetoric and Augustan poetry
  • reception of the classical tradition
  • ancient science and medicine
  • ancient Greek and Roman patristics and philosophy

MPhil and PhD supervision is usually available in:

  • Ancient history and classical archaeology
  • Classical language and literature
  • Philosophy and science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    No application closing date but specific deadlines for funding may apply. International students apply at least 2 months beforehand.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree and a merit at Masters level, or international equivalent, in classics or a related subject. We will give specific consideration to any independent research you do as part of your studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EU
  • Full time: £4,350
  • Part time: £2,175
International
  • Full time: £16,500

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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