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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

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