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Classics and Ancient History PhD

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, JUL

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. We have taught Latin and Greek since 1874. We have taught Ancient History since 1910 and Classical Archaeology since 1931.

Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, with research strengths in:

rhetoric and historiography
ancient philosophy, science and medicine
reception and recreation of ancient texts
ancient concepts of divinity

Our research specialities include:

the ancient Near East
Greco-Roman culture and religion
early Christianity and patristics
Greek art and archaeology
Greek ethnography
history and archaeology of Roman Italy
Greek and Roman music
Greek language and literature, including Homer, tragedy, historiography and rhetoric
Latin language and literature, including historiography, rhetoric and Augustan poetry
reception of the classical tradition
ancient science and medicine
ancient Greek and Roman patristics and philosophy.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,340per year

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    138 67%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    22nd

    1

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