Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This 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. Current research interests include: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; the Hellenistic world; 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; and cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,226 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £6,050 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,226 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,195 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £11,995 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,195 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need a good degree in ancient history, archaeology, classical studies, classics, history or a related discipline.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English or who have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (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.