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Postgraduate research courses in the School of Classics PhD

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The School of Classics is a centre of world-class research in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, art, archaeology, ancient philosophy and classical reception.

Research students have dedicated 24-hour office space in the School, and an annual research allowance. They are an essential part of the School's wider scholarly community, taking part in the School's own research seminars, regular lectures and workshops. They hold weekly postgraduate seminars to discuss their current work, and contribute to STAGE, a nationwide network of postgraduate research in Classics.

PhD (Doctorate), normally of three years duration leading to a thesis of no more than 80,000 words and an oral examination.

Many of the School's graduates are now working as professional scholars all over the world:

  • Europe: the University of Warwick, University College London, Georg-August University (Göttingen), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna), and the Open University of Cyprus.
  • North America: the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Pennsylvania State University, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and Ohio State University.
  • Asia: Bilkent University (Turkey) and Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia).
  • Australasia: the University of Auckland.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,800per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 25 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    192 93%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.46 89%

    1st

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