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WCN awarded WIE Collaboration and Co-production fund to develop relationship with Warwickshire Museums

The WCN are proud to announce that Dr Grigsby has secured £3000 from the WIE to undertake a project to strengthen the relationship between the Dept of Classics and Warwickshire Museum. The money will be used to develop an engagement project on the Roman coin hoards displayed at Market Hall Museum.

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought; Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture at Warwick

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought; Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture at Warwick

We would like to draw your attention to the various Masters options available at the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. A virtual open day information session detailing these degrees, postgraduate life at Warwick, as well as funding options will take place on 1st December 2021, 3-4pm UK (London) time. Please feel free to sign up to a session here:

Information is also available at and any questions can be directed towards Clare Rowan, Director of Graduate Studies,

Taught MA in Ancient Literature and Thought

This MA will foster your ability to read a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts in the original language and to develop nuanced understanding of the methodologies and critical approaches to the study of these texts within their historical, cultural and political contexts, very broadly considered. It provides an intensive introduction to literary theory tailored specifically to classicists, making it a unique pathway in the UK for classicists contemplating going on to a doctorate, and harnesses Warwick's strong interdisciplinary links between its departments of Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, and Philosophy.

Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

The taught MA courses provide an overview of the scope of the visual and material culture of the ancient world, the ways in which it might be studied, and the questions that can be asked of it. The core module gives you an awareness of historiography and methodological issues affecting the study of the material culture of the ancient world as well as inviting you to consider the ways in which its study can contribute to our picture of antiquity. Optional modules allow you to develop your interests in particular aspects of the subject (art, epigraphy, numismatics, or an approved external option) in more depth, while a core language component (in ancient Greek, Latin or a modern language) provides the linguistic skills necessary to conduct further research. There are options to undertake study at the British School in Rome (the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome, or the British School at Athens (the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece,
We also offer an MA by research which has two different pathways.
Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme
Warwick regularly offers a taught masters scholarship scheme. This is an offer of up to £10,000 per student for UK or UK domicile EU students from underrepresented groups. For more information see (NB: the pages have yet to be updated for the 2022/23 intake, but last year the deadline for applications was 31 May 2021).
Departmental Bursaries
The department offers a small amount of bursaries each year to support tuition costs. Deadline to apply 30 April 2022.

PhD Opportunities

The department of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick is currently seeking expressions of interest for students looking to undertake doctoral study. The department has research expertise in Greek and Latin literature, ancient Greek drama, numismatics, the medical humanities and Greco-Arabic studies, epigraphy, ancient space, as well as Greek and Roman history and material culture more broadly. An overview of our research clusters can be found at Individual staff profiles can be found at The department has a lively research environment, with weekly seminars and training activities during term time and conferences throughout the year.
Interested students are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor or Clare Rowan, Director of Graduate Studies ( to begin to develop project proposals as soon as possible; better developed proposals generally are more successful in obtaining funding.
An online information event presenting PhD study at Warwick will be held on 1 December 4-5pm. If you wish to attend, please register your interest at
If you prefer to come onto our campus to find out more about PhD study, please get in contact with Clare Rowan ( for further details.
There are several funding schemes available for PhD funding at Warwick:
AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK and International applicants
Deadline for funding applications: 12 January 2022 (noon UK time) by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted via the Midlands4Cities online reference form. 

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit:
An online applicant workshop for M4C applications to Warwick will be held on Saturday 13th November. Details are on the 'Apply' page of the M4C site. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.
The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
M4C is awarding up to 93 doctoral studentships for UK and international applicants for 2022 through an open competition and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) working with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.
Chancellor’s International Scholarship for International Applicants (including EU) (deadline to be announced, but normally in January)
These are scholarships awarded from Warwick to the most outstanding international and EU PhD applicants. The scholarship includes tuition fees (worth up to £24,010 in 2021/2022) and a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full time award holders in 2021/22), as well as a research, training and support grant (this year this was £5,000).
We also manage modest departmental bursaries to support PhD study (deadline 30th April 2022), and a fuller list of funding available at Warwick can be found at

New Coin of the Month Blog: A Flavian Token in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

For May's coin of the month Clare Rowan blogs about a Flavian token now in the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. Read about it here.

Coin of the Month: Glorification and personification on the Judaea Capta coinage

For the first of this year's series, undergraduate Rebecca Preedy explores the Judaea Capta coinage of the Flavians. Read it here.

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