University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Supervision is available in all the main areas of classical studies; regular research seminars are held in: Greek and Latin literature; philosophy; history; art and archaeology; philology and linguistics; interdisciplinary approaches to the ancient world; classes are provided in research skills, for example: epigraphy; palaeography; numismatics; students are encouraged to undertake fieldwork abroad, and the faculty offers grants for travel to classical lands.

Entry requirements

Distinction or high pass in a UK Master's or MPhil programme or overseas equivalent; where English is not 1st language: IELTS score 7.5 overall, 7.0 in individual elements; or TOEFL internet score 110, 25 in individual elements; statement of proposed research is required.

Sponsorship information

The faculty offers financial aid for overseas travel (to classical lands), for research expenses, and for attendance at conferences and seminars outside Cambridge; the faculty also offers a range of studentships/scholarships each year; the school has been allocated several PhD studentships (annually) through the arts and humanities research council (AHRC) block grant programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 19,017 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Academic Secretary for Graduate Affairs