We're committed to creating a vibrant research environment for our students. We welcome enquiries from prospective research students for our degrees.
For course content, entry requirements, fees and how to apply, see our course descriptions on the Postgraduate website:
While there is no formal closing date for applicants, if you're intending to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding you should contact us by 1 March each year. Wherever possible applicants are interviewed.
Finding a supervisor
Before applying for one of our research degrees you should find a potential supervisor from our staff who specialises in the area you're interested in.
You could also take a look at some of our postgraduate students' research profiles.
Our research students are all supervised by at least two members of staff. Some students work on interdisciplinary projects, and can be co-supervised by staff from other subject areas, eg archaeology, classics and ancient history and fine art.
Key research facilities and events
Our postgraduate students have access to excellent research facilities, including museums and libraries that hold a number of special collections. We also run a series of research seminars in conjunction with other subjects within the School.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us for an informal discussion.
Dr Matthew Haysom is our Programme Director for research degrees in classics and ancient history. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have.