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Postgraduate study

We welcome applications from applicants with a proven academic record – usually at least a good 2-1 in an undergraduate degree in classics, ancient history or a related area. MPhil and PhD candidates are usually expected to have completed (or be undertaking) a Masters degree in a relevant subject.

We offer expertise across a wide range of research interests, including Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, material culture (art, epigraphy and numismatics), the cultures of the Second Sophistic and Late Antiquity, Greco-Arabic studies, the history of medicine, and the reception of Classical cultures in the Renaissance. Please see our research specialisms.

We have a lively community of postgraduate students studying for research degrees (MA, MPhil and PhD) or taking taught Master's courses.

Taught MA courses

  • MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture
  • MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome
  • MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece

Research degrees

  • MA by Research – 40,000-word dissertation or 25,000-word dissertation plus 2 x 5,000-word essays + language dossier/ training in Latin or Greek; 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time.
  • MPhil – 60,000-word dissertation, 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time.
  • PhD – 80,000-word thesis; 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time.

Postgraduate admissions advice

Dr Zahra Newby

Dr Zahra Newby
Director of Graduate Studies
z dot l dot newby at warwick dot ac dot uk

Departmental Open Day:

Wednesday 16th November 2016:

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View the PhD study and funding powerpoint

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Nine reasons to study Classics


Many congratulations to the following, for securing funding for their studies:

Martina Russo: Wolfson Foundation Scholarship for PhD research into Adulatio in Seneca

George Green: AHRC Colloborative Doctoral Award for work on Gold Coinage (in partnership with Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

David Swan: CADRE studentship for PhD research on the coinage of Iron Age Britain.

Niock Brown: CADRE studentship for PhD research on statues and inscriptions in Greek Culture.

Effimia Stavropoulou: Classics Department PhD Scholarship for research into metals in Greek literature.

Annie Sharples: Wolfson Foundation Scholarship for PhD research in Disability in the Ancient World

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