University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Classics and Ancient History

Given the breadth of research supervision available, we have an exceptional ability to take on ambitious research topics, and postgraduates with interdisciplinary research interests are particularly welcome; a range of training in ancient languages is on offer and covers: Classical Greek and Latin; Byzantine Greek; ancient Egyptian; languages of the ancient near east; we offer research degrees in all aspects of: ancient history; ancient near eastern studies; classics; Egyptology; interdisciplinary research groups are currently working on topics including: the city in antiquity (including the mapping the spatial imagination project); culture of the everyday (including study of childhood, the life course, forensic and funerary archaeology, and religion); the eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to the modern day; landscape and human environment; the politics of the modern middle east; text and cultural construction (including a major project on Herodotus, and the cuneiform digital palaeography project).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Sponsorship information

Some awards available from University's School of Humanities, AHRB, University, ORS.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,565 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Distance learning £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Distance learning £ 6,282 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488