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Classics Postgraduate Research Degrees

Classics Postgraduate Research Degrees

We welcome postgraduate students in any of our areas of research expertise.

Vibrant research environment

We're committed to creating a vibrant research environment for our students. We welcome enquiries from prospective research students for our degrees.

See our course description on the Postgraduate website for:

  • course content
  • entry requirements
  • fees and funding
  • how to apply
A bust of Julius Caesar.

AHRC funding

There is no formal closing date for applicants. If you intend to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding, you should contact us by 1 March each year. We interview applicants wherever possible.

We also offer postgraduate research programmes in History and Archaeology.

Finding a supervisor

Before applying for a research degree, you should find a supervisor from our staff. They should specialise in the area of research you're interested in.

Find out about research areas in classics and the particular interests of staff.

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. They can be co-supervised by staff from other subject areas.

A PhD supervisor feeds back on the work of a PhD student.

Key research facilities and opportunities

Our postgraduate students have access to excellent research facilities.

These include the Great North Museum: Hancock.

It has a collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities and award-winning libraries.

We also run weekly research seminars during term time.

They're besides those organised by Archaeology and History within the School.

The Great North Museum: Hancock.