University of Reading

University of Reading


Supervision for the PhD research degree is available in all the main areas of classics and in the various specialisms represented in the Department. The University has a formal code of practice for research students, which ensures adequate supervision and appropriate training are provided. The Department assigns to each student a primary and at least one secondary supervisor with whom they will meet reguarly. In addition to a strong doctoral induction and training programme offered by University of Reading Graduate School, all research students take the departmental programme in Research Methods. This provides training in the use of specialised research resources, including topics such as: bibliography; IT skills; and research writing. Reading Classics PhD student reguarly present papers at conferences and they are encouraged to publish in national and international journals. PhD students are often involved in informal reading groups, and have recently hosted AMPAH, the national postgraduate conference on Ancient History.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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