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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Join a vibrant research community engaged in producing world-leading research in Greek and Roman history, society, culture, art and literature.

Research overview

PhD students follow a course of independent study supervised by one or more academic members of staff. There are two research paths available to qualified applicants:


The PhD course involves a minimum of two years full-time (four years part-time) directed research within the University, although the usual period of study is three years full-time. At the end of the course, you will produce a dissertation in your chosen area of research, normally of about 80,000 words.

Research areas

Nottingham's Classics and Archaeology Department is very actively engaged in research, and its staff cover a wide range of research specialisms. To find out more about our areas of expertise, visit our staff research profiles.

The department is involved with several research centres: Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception (CADRE), the Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS), the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS), and the Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS).

In recent years, classics PhD projects have included:

  • Dionysian Triumph Sarcophagi
  • Homerus ubique: Lucian’s Use of Homer
  • The Female Portrait Statues of Aphrodisias
  • Taking on the mantle of authority: gifts of clothing as devices in late antique literature
  • Constructions of the Spartan body
  • Individuals and Institutions: Status in the Classical Period
  • Carnal Bloody and Supernatural Acts: Religious Pollution in Ancient Rome

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per 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 Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 24 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    138 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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