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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 36 months
Intl fees: £18500
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Our PhD Classics and Ancient History programme is aimed at students who want to make a genuine contribution to scholarly knowledge and understanding of the field through their thesis. You will acquire an excellent general knowledge of the wider field in question and high competence in relevant languages - ancient and modern - and associated skills, both subject-specific and generic. Our research covers Greek and Roman history, Classical literature and its reception, and Classical Philology and Linguistics. We enjoy close links with researchers in areas including Medieval and Modern History, Archaeology, Art History, English and American Studies, Linguistics, Religions and Theology, the John Rylands University Library and the Manchester Museum. Research centres of special importance to us and our research students include the Centre for Late Antiquity, the Centre for the Cultural History of War, and the Cultural Theory Institute. We offer supervision in a very broad range of subjects spanning Greek and Roman culture, history, literature and language from the archaic period to late antiquity. Certain research clusters stand out within our present constellation of permanent staff and research fellows, such as classical Greek history; the performance and theory of ancient literature; Roman love elegy; the Roman Republic; epigraphy, language and history; ancient science and didactic literature. Other specialisms include ancient warfare, Greek law, Greek oratory, pre-Roman Italy, critical theory, Hellenistic literature, ancient drama, Indo-European and the (pre-)history of the classical languages.
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We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
IELTS: 7.0 (speaking and writing 6.5 and no other element below 6.0)
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