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M4C scholarship competition for PhD study now open (entry October 2021)

The M4C competition for PhD scholarships is now open. The Department of Classics welcomes applications from strong candidates in our areas of expertise.

September coin of the month: The lead tokens of Roman Egypt: Thoughts on Function

As part of the initiative to put the tokens of the Ashmolean Museum online (generously funded by the Humanities Research Fund and the European Research Council), Denise Wilding explores The Lead Tokens of Roman Egypt: Thoughts on Function.

Masters funding for Warwick Alumni

Are you interested in pursuing an MA in ANCIENT VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE, or ANCIENT LITERATURE AND THOUGHT after your degree in the CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY Department? Applications for our MA programmes are still open. You might be interested to hear about the university's new Graduate Award Scheme, offering up to 200 awards to be allocated according to academic merit; this gives a 30% reduction of the academic fee for our Masters courses. All alumni will also benefit from a 10% discount on the fee (unless recipients of the Award).

Both our MA provide extensive in depth-training for further research (PhD) and various professional careers such as museum and heritage sectors. The ANCIENT LITERATURE AND THOUGHT course will provide you with a unique opportunity to explore ancient literature in more depth, and an intensive introduction to literary theory through an interdisciplinary approach. The ANCIENT VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE course will open up several areas of specialism such as numismatics and epigraphy, in close contact with major collections and museums from the UK. The ‘Ancient Rome’ and ‘Ancient Greece’ options will take you to the BSR and the BSA respectively for part of your training over the summer (COVID-19 permitting).

Information on the available programmes and options are available here. We will hold a Q/A session via Teams on Thursday 18 June, 11-12 am. Please register your interest with Caroline Petit ( by Tuesday 16 June if you wish to attend.


For more information and informal queries, please contact Dr Caroline Petit, DGS for Classics and Ancient History



General information on Master's loans can be found here (to be updated for 2020 entry).

June Coin of the Month

In this month's blog, Clare Rowan discusses a letter by Frederick Parkes Weber, and what he originally had in mind for the Royal Numismatic Society Parkes Weber Prize. Read about it here.

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