Greek and Latin MPhil/PhD
- Ancient philosophy and science
- Greek literature: archaic poetry; Greek law and the ancient orators
- Greek and Roman historiography
- Historical linguistics: Mycenaean and the Greek dialects
- Reception of the Classical World
- Roman literature: love poetry; Ovid; Cicero.
A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English level expected: Good
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- UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
- Overseas Full-time: £16,200
- Overseas Part-time: £8,250
Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the areas of literature, language and history.
Up to one PhD and one MA nominations for AHRC studentship.
Scholarships available for this department
For students of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa who wish to apply to UCL as an affiliate student for a graduate research programme in any Department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Students must contact authorities of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in order to be nominated. This scholarship is based on academic merit. This award was founded in 1989 to commemorate the work of Arnaldo Momigliano, KBE, FBA, Professor of Ancient History at UCL (1951-75) by his daughter, Professor Laura Lepschy.
For academic merit in the Department of Greek and Latin. There is no application process. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
The intention is that Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally the successful students would aspire to an academic career.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
UCL is a major research university, and most of our graduates seek a career in research and university teaching. We help students to apply for postdoctoral research fellowships, and in the academic job market. Recent graduates have won British Academy, Leverhulme and Wellcome Trust postdoctoral fellowships, and many have gone on to careers in leading UK and international universities (Athens, Bristol, Cambridge. Cyprus, Edinburgh, London Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford).
A PhD from UCL is recognised as a world-class qualification in research on the ancient Greco-Roman world and its place in intellectual history. We have international staff who are well-placed to advise and support students as they enter the academic job market, and we have a good track record in helping our graduates start their careers in research and academia.
Dr Stephen Colvin
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"UCL has a great library as well as proximity to the Institute of Classical Studies and the British Library."
Professor Maria Wyke
Professor of Latin
"London offers unparalleled resources for all researchers and UCL is fortunate in being just round the corner from the British Library, British Museum and the Wellcome Trust."
Professor Bas Aarts
Professor of English Linguistics
Subject: English, Faculty: Arts and Humanities