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Fees and funding

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Fees will normally rise for each year of your course in line with inflation. They do not stay the same as the year in which you started.

There are a range of funding opportunities offered by the University and the Department.

Course fees 2017-18

Course Status Full-time fee (£) Part-time fee (£)
Taught postgraduate students Home/EU 8,170 4,085
Taught postgraduate students Band 1 courses Overseas 18,380 9,190




Research postgraduate (tbc) Home/EU

4,191

2,515
Research postgraduate students Band 1 Overseas 16,230 9,738




Masters Funding:

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships: £5000 off fees for students from underrepresented groups. Further details pending. See the webpage for further details on criteria and how to apply.

The Government is introducing a loans scheme for Masters students. Visit www.warwick.ac.uk/pgfunding for further information. Masters candidates can also apply for the Departmental Bursary scheme, outlined below. 

PhD Funding

University funding opportunities

The Department has a strong record in securing funding for our Postgraduate students. For information on the funding schemes available please see below. Note that application to CADRE and the Chancellor's International Scholarships is via the Joint Postgraduate Admissions and Scholarship Application Form. When completing your application to the University select YES when asked if you wish to be considered for funding and complete the further details required.

Important: Before submitting your application online, please contact the Department directly (via c.c.l.petit@warwick.ac.uk), as we can help you to refine your proposal and maximise your chances of success. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th January 2019. You must contact the Department well in advance of this date for us to be able to help you in your application (at least 4-6 weeks before).

CADRE Scholarships:

The University of Warwick’s Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) will offer up to 13 fully-funded scholarships to the most outstanding Home/EU PhD applicants in the Arts. These include payment of academic fees plus a stipend of approx £14,000 per annum, and run for 3.5 years. For 2018/19 entry, the application deadline is Friday 19 January 2018. PhD students in the first year of their degree are also eligible to apply to this scheme. Please see the guidance notes on the CADRE page for more details.

A number of other funding opportunities are open to specific groups. Please visit the Graduate School's Funding pages for more information.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships

The University of Warwick are proud to be offering three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for entry in the 2018/19 academic year.

The scholarships are available for doctoral research only, for a duration of three years, and in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation's interests: history, literature, and languages.

Fee status: Home/EU

Value: £28,000 per annum to cover full fees, maintenance stipend, research and training costs.

Applicants from Italy and Greece: please contact the Department for further guidance on sources of funding

International students

Chancellor's International Scholarships are made available for most outstanding international PhD applicants. Awards made for entry in Autumn 2018 include

  1. Full payment of overseas tuition fees
  2. Maintenance stipend in line with RCUK rates.
  3. Last for 3.5 years.

Eligibility: Applicants for a Chancellor's International Scholarship must also be applying for a PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in October 2018. Applicants must expect to be 'overseas' students for fees purposes, but there is no other nationality criteria. Deadline: Friday 19 January 2018.

The University offers some fees awards for taught MA and MA by Research degrees for international students. If you would like to be nominated for one of these, please contact us. Further details on funding is available on the Warwick Graduate School's Funding pages, and the International Office.

Related links

  • Also see funding without full funding for further ways in which you can support your studies financially.
  • Before submitting any application for funding you must have already applied to the University (apply via online form).

Recent Students holding University Scholarships and AHRC awards in the department

  • Martina Russo: Wolfson Foundation Scholarship for PhD research into Adulatio in Seneca
  • George Green: AHRC Colloborative Doctoral Award for work on Gold Coinage (in partnership with Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
  • David Swan: CADRE studentship for PhD research on the coinage of Iron Age Britain.
  • Niock Brown: CADRE studentship for PhD research on statues and inscriptions in Greek Culture.

  • Annie Sharples: Wolfson Foundation Scholarship for PhD research in Disability in the Ancient World
  • Miriam Hay (2014): Wolfson Postgradute Scholarship, for research into 'Defining a late-Antique Aesthetic in Art and Text', supervised by Dr Zahra Newby.
  • Marta Barbato (2014): Wolfson Postgraduate equivalent scholarshop for her research on coin circulation in Central Italy in the Late republican period . Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Frey-Kupper
  • Nathan Murphy (2014): AHRC doctoral funding for research into 'A third century crisis? The composition and metallurgy of Roman silver coinage, Septimius Severus to Valerian and Gallienus’, as part of Prof Kevin Butcher's AHRC project grant.
  • Stephanie Lane (2013): AHRC doctoral funding for research in Literacy in Roman and post-Roman Britain (supervised by Alison Cooley, and part of her research project on Inscriptions in the Ashmolean)
  • Desiree Arbo (2012): Chancellor's International Scholarship, for PhD research on Classics in 19th Century Paraguay (supervised by Andrew Laird, Classics, and Rebecca Earle, History)
  • Alexander Peck (2012): AHRC doctoral funding, for research on the Roman concept of the Patria (supervised by Alison Cooley)
  • Elena Marchis (2011), PhD on Coin circulation and the role of the military within the Roman empire (supervisor: Prof. Kevin Butcher)
  • Ersin Hussein (2010) AHRC Block Grant Partnership PhD studentship for research on Roman Cyprus (supervisor: Dr Alison Cooley) - passed 2014.
  • Aileen Das (2010), PhD on Reception of Plato's Timaeus in medieval Islamic medicine (supervisor: Dr Maude Vanhaelen) - passed 2013.
  • Jack Nurpetlian (2009), PhD on Civic coinages of the Orontes Valley, Syria (supervisor: Prof Kevin Butcher) - passed

Departmental bursaries and financial support

The Department of Classics and Ancient History offers a number of fees awards for MA or PhD study.


How to apply

In order to be considered you must first submit an application for postgraduate study to the University (apply via this online form). PhD applications are also required to apply to the University's funding schemes (deadline 19 January 2018). Applicants who miss this deadline may make an application for Departmental funding, and if successful would be required to apply again to the University funding schemes during their first year of study.

PhD students who have already enrolled on their degrees are eligible to apply for Departmental fees awards, but any award will only be granted for one year: you would need to reapply in subsequent years.

For full details of how to apply read the guidelines

DEADLINE FOR 2018: tbc

By this date you must have applied to the University, have your supporting materials uploaded, and emailed a covering letter to c.c.l.petit@warwick.ac.uk, as outlined in the guidelines.


Departmental bursaries awarded in 2016-17

Effimia Stavropoulou: Classics Department PhD Scholarship for research into metals in Greek literature.

Vicky Jewell: Department fees award for PhD research into Colour in Ancient Art (supervisors Zahra Newby and Michael Scott)

Charlotte Mann: Contribution towards International Fees for Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

Departmental bursaries awarded in 2014/15

Vicky Jewell: Department fees award for PhD research into Colour in Ancient Art (supervisors Zahra Newby and Michael Scott)

Ghislaine Van der Ploeg: Department fees award for ongoing PhD research into the Cult of Asclepius (supervisor: Alison Cooley)

Paul Grigsby: ongoing Departmental award of fees and stipend for MPhil/PhD research into Boetian religion (supervised by James Davidson)

Simon Collier: HEFCE/Department matched funding award (fees and bursary) for the Taught MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome

Kathryn Thompson: HEFCE/Department matched funding award (fees and bursary) for the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

Claire Heywood: Departmental contribution to fees for Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

Departmental bursaries awarded in 2013/14

  • Paul Grigsby: academic fees and stipend for MPhil/PhD research into Boetian religion (supervised by James Davidson)
  • Marta Barbato: Departmental bursary for research into Coin circulation in Central Italy. (supervised by Suzanne Frey-Kupper).
  • Nick Brown: contribution to fees for Taught MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece
  • Victoria Jewell: contribution to fees for Taught MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece
  • Nathan Murphy: Academic fees for MA by Research on coins in the ancient economy (supervised by Kevin Butcher)
  • Rebecca Taylor: Ongoing funding (PhD fees and Departmental bursary) for her research into ancient Philosophy and Medicine (supervised by Simon Swain)

Departmental bursaries awarded in 2012/13

  • Rebecca Taylor: PhD fees and Departmental bursary for her research into ancient Philosophy and Medicine (supervised by Simon Swain)
  • Rocco di Dio: PhD fees for research into Marsilio Ficino (supervised by Maude Vanhaelen, joint with Centre for Study of the Renaissance/Italian).
  • Paul Grigsby: Academic fees and departmental bursary for a Masters by Research on the Oracle of Trophonius (supervised by James Davidson).


Funding for Current postgradutes

See also the opportunities for conference and travel funding for current postgraduates