Birkbeck, University of London
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.
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.
Our research areas include: Classical Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Republican archaeology; Roman provincial archaeology; and late antique and early medieval Western European archaeology. Key specialisms include: Archaeology of urban settlement, archaeology of cult and ritual, death and burial, social archaeology, attitudes to the past, and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies in history and archaeology.
Candidates with a strong academic background may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) full-time or part-time doctoral awards (UK and EU-based applicants only); a limited number of College Research Studentships (fees only) are also available by competition; overseas applicants may be eligible to apply for School of Social Scienes, History and Philosophy Overseas Research Studentships.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
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