University College London has one of the largest bodies of expertise on the ancient world in the United Kingdom; students have access to staff from UCL Greek and Latin, UCL History and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, as well as to staff with related interests in UCL Anthropology, the UCL English Department, the UCL Film Studies programme and UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies.
A PhD from UCL is recognised as a world-class qualification in research on the ancient Greco-Roman and Middle-Eastern worlds and their place in intellectual history. We have international staff who are well placed to advise and support students as they enter the academic job market, and we have a good track record in helping our graduates start their careers in research and academia.
UCL is a major research university, and most of our graduates seek a career in research and university teaching. We help students to apply for postdoctoral research fellowships, and in the academic job market.
Recent graduates have won British Academy, Leverhulme and Wellcome Trust postdoctoral fellowships, and many have gone on to careers in leading UK and international universities (Athens, Bristol, Cambridge, Cyprus, Edinburgh, Exeter, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Swansea and St Andrews).
NetworkingEach year we host several major international conferences to enable our students to hear and meet leading scholars from across the world.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Ancient philosophy
- Greek literature: archaic poetry; drama; ancient orators
- Greek and Roman historiography
- Historical linguistics: Mycenaean and the Greek dialects
- Reception of the Classical World
- Renaissance Latin literature and neo-Latin
- Roman literature of all periods
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Languages General Studies & Classics View 101 other PhDs in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £11,530
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
UCL is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), a consortium of UCL, King's College London, and the School of Advanced Study. Every year a number of studentships will be available to applicants in Classics: please check the LAHP or Greek & Latin website for details
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.