Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

A research degree offers you the opportunity to acquire a highly advanced set of conceptual skills developed in the pursuit of new knowledge, which can be applied within or beyond an academic or scholarly context. Research training in any academic discipline helps to channel creativity into critical innovatory reasoning. The legitimate authority of original, independent research depends upon persuasive analytical arguments supported by critically evaluated evidence.

Course Modules

Current research interests include: The cultural and social history of ancient Greece; ancient Italy and Rome; the reception of the 'classical' past within ancient and modern worlds; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds; Latin prose literature; the history of ancient science, technology and medicine in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Course Additional Entry

A good degree in ancient history, archaeology, classical studies, classics, history or a related discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees