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Classical and Archaeological Studies - PhD

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Classical & Archaeological Studies at Kent examines the textual and material evidence for a wide cross-section of the ancient world and includes three convergent research and teaching pathways: ancient history, classical literature, and archaeology.

A PhD in Classical & Archaeological Studies enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in the subject that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication.

A PhD, also known as a doctorate, is a requirement for a career as an academic or researcher. In addition, it has become a qualification valued by many employers who recognise the skills and commitment a PhD requires. Employers also recognise that a PhD indicates excellent research capabilities, discipline and communication skills.

About the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies

Classical & Archaeological Studies operates as a department of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL), and there are corresponding opportunities for a high level of interdisciplinary interaction (five modern languages, philosophy, theology and religious studies and comparative literature), in addition to the informal links with staff in the rest of the University researching medieval history, the history of science, and social anthropology. We have good partnerships with high-profile universities and organisations such as the Universities of Ghent and Lille 3, the Flemish Heritage Institute, UCLA, the Free University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universitat Brussel (VUB).

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is through a combination of assignments, coursework and examinations.

Careers

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in a wide range of related professional and leadership areas, including national and local museums, teaching and senior roles with archaeological organisations (national government institutions, contracting units and trusts).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 58%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    25th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    6th

    15

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