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Classical Studies

School of Advanced Study, University of London

36 months
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15500 GBP/year
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About

This Classical Studies degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. 

Overview

Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Broadly speaking the area covered by the Institute’s expertise is social, religious and economic history of the Roman world; ancient literacy; the ancient book; cultural identity in the ancient world; and. digital classics

On completing this Classical Studies degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.

Study Mode

You can study on-campus or online.

Opportunities and Facilities

The Institute of Classical Studies with its world-class library provides an important academic focus for postgraduates from universities in the UK and abroad, who are studying all aspects of the ancient world.

Postgraduates are encouraged to attend the Institute’s broad range of research seminars and guest lectures, which provide an excellent opportunity to hear and discuss papers by leading scholars from the UK and abroad, as well as to meet others interested in a particular field of study.

The Institute is also committed to an expanding programme of research training on aspects of Classical antiquity and related disciplines. The regular series of Postgraduate Work-in-Progress seminars attracts participants from throughout the UK; student-organised conferences also play an increasingly important role in the Institute’s events programme.

More broadly, the School of Advanced Study itself offers excellent resources for inter-disciplinary research by bringing together nine internationally renowned research institutes that support the promotion of research in the humanities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Full-time study for the PhD degree entails three or a maximum of four years' independent research, culminating in the writing of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words. 
  • After submission of the thesis, you will attend an oral examination conducted by an internal examiner, from the University of London, and an external examiner, normally from another British university.
  • There is no formal coursework, but you will be expected to participate in a weekly seminar on Work in Progress and to present a paper every year from their second year onwards. In your first year you are required to attend a weekly class on Techniques of Scholarship. 
  • You are also encouraged to participate in the regular seminars held at the Institute during the academic year.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the Institute's academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal.  It is important that you discuss your outline research proposal with them, and that you feel you can work together.
  • Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Part-time UK: £3600

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Find out more about our range of funding opportunities: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding

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