University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Classics (PhD, MScR)

PhD Our classics research group is one of the most significant clusters of scholars in the UK, working in all areas of the discipline: Greek and Latin language, literature and thought, Greek and Roman history from classical Greece to late antiquity, and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine literature and history. Major research interests include: Homer and early Greek poetry; Greek philosophy; Greek drama; Hellenistic and Roman poetry; classical Greek and Hellenistic history; ancient Persia, the Roman republic; Cicero; Roman imperial history; Greek literature of the Roman empire; late Roman literature and history; Christianity in the Roman empire; ancient slavery; ancient law; epigraphy; the city of Rome; gender in antiquity; the reception of classical antiquity; Greek sculpture; mythology in art; Roman and Byzantine archaeology. Our research culture centres on the weekly research seminar which welcomes distinguished speakers in all fields of classics, one of the most high-profile and best-attended events of its type in the UK. Every year we host major international conferences (including the biennial conference on a Greek topic endowed by the Leventis Foundation, which is organised by an eminent visiting professor), as well as a wide range of one-day events. MSc The MSc by Research in Classics provides a grounding in the methods and techniques of investigation while at the same time allowing you to pursue your own research and complete an extended thesis. We welcome applications from anyone keen to work on topics that overlap with the research interests of our academic staff, including Greek social history, Greek law, classical literature and art, Hellenistic history and archaeology, Roman slavery, Roman art and architecture, the Roman economy, late antique and Byzantine literature, history and archaeology. We provide you with opportunities to hear from distinguished speakers in the weekly classics research seminar series and to share your research with your peers at the Classics graduate seminar. When applying, you must submit a research proposal explaining your plans and demonstrating your knowledge of your chosen field: this will be closely scrutinised as part of our admissions process. Two supervisors will be appointed to work with you on the project and it is a good idea to consult with prospective supervisors in advance of an application.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 21,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 10,800 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
HCA Graduate School Office (Research)
Telephone number: 
01316503772