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Postgraduate Degrees


We run both Taught and Research Postgraduate Degrees:


Taught courses


MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture

MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome (new from 2008)


Research degrees:

Masters by Research (40,000 words dissertation; 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time)

MPhil (60,000 word dissertation, 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time)   

PhD (80,000 word thesis; 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time)


We welcome applications from applicants with a proven academic record, usually at least a 2-1 in an undergraduate degree in Classics, Ancient History or a related area.

When applying for a research degree you will be asked to provide an outline of your chosen research topic. In order to see whether this falls within our areas of expertise, please see details of our research interests. To discuss your proposal please contact in the first instance the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Zahra Newby (

Further advice on fees, funding and other aspects of application can be found here

For details of current postgraduate research topics click here