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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Classics and Ancient History

The Department has a lively community of postgraduate research students contributing to the research in the Department. All research programmes include a programme of induction, work-in-progress seminars and a graduate conference.

Candidates research and write a 80,000 word thesis. The thesis will constitute a substantial original contribution to knowledge which is, in principle, worthy of peer-reviewed publication.

Areas for PhD supervision include:

Epigraphy; Numismatics; Visual and Material Culture; Art; Ancient Medicine; Ancient Athletics; Greek Social and Cultural History; Sexuality and Gender; Ancient Rhetoric; Augustus and the Early Principate; Greek Religion and Greek Sanctuaries; Greek theatre; Greek Literature, especially lyric poetry; Greek Political History; Latin Literature; Reception of Greek Thought in Arabic Culture; Platonism in the Renaissance; Roman cultural history; Roman Economy; Roman Syria; Sicily and North Africa; The Western Mediterranean.

Essential Information

Full time: 3-4 years
Part-time: 7 years

Entry Requirements:
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language:
IELTS band B

Location of Study:
University of Warwick

Course Fees:

Full time
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas £16,230 per year

Part time
Home/ EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

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Application information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.