Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Classics

A research degree offers you the opportunity to acquire a highly advanced set of conceptual skills developed in the pursuit of new knowledge, which can be applied within or beyond an academic or scholarly context. Research training in any academic discipline helps to channel creativity into critical innovatory reasoning. The legitimate authority of original, independent research depends upon persuasive analytical arguments supported by critically evaluated evidence. Current research interests include: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; ancient Italy and Rome; the reception of the 'classical' past within ancient and modern worlds; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds; Latin prose literature; the history of ancient science, technology and medicine in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Entry requirements

A good degree in ancient history, archaeology, classical studies, classics, history or a related discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

Current research interests include: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; ancient Italy and Rome; the reception of the 'classical' past within ancient and modern worlds; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds; Latin prose literature; the history of ancient science, technology and medicine in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Sponsorship information

Named in memory of Birkbeck's former President, and one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, the Eric Hobsbawm Postgraduate Scholarship fund offers financial assistance for research expenses (including travel, accommodation, conference fees and particular training needs) to doctoral students in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2018 - 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2018 - 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time April 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2018 - 3 years

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Contact: 
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
020 7079 0689