University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Classics and Ancient History

The University offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas across the disciplines of classics and ancient history (including ancient near eastern studies and Egyptology). Subject to programme requirements, students can also learn or improve their knowledge of classical and Byzantine Greek, Latin, Greek, ancient Egyptian, and the languages of the ancient near east. The MA by research programme requires students to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of their choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision. The PhD leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for. For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Master's qualification.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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