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Greek and Latin MPhil/PhD

UCL Greek & Latin has been ranked consistently among the top three UK departments in the field over the last decade: our flexible and interdisciplinary PhD programme prepares students for leading positions in the field, and we host international conferences several times a year.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

UK/EU:
£4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
Overseas:
£17,190 (FT) £8,755 (PT)

Application dates

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Overview

We encourage applications in all areas of the Graeco-Roman world and its reception in subsequent eras; we have international experts in the fields of literature, philosophy, language and papyrology, and we are keen to set up collaborative PhD research with neighbouring disciplines (from anthropology and archaeology to film studies and economics).

Research areas

  • 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
  • Papyrology
  • Reception of the Classical World
  • Roman literature: love poetry; Ovid; Cicero.

Funding

Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2015 in the areas of literature, language and history.

UCL is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), a consortium of UCL, King's College London, and the School of Advanced Study. Every year a number of studentships will be available to applicants in Classics: please check the LAHP or Greek & Latin website for details

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Lloyd Scholarship in Greek

Value:
£1,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

Wolfson Scholarships

Value:
£27,000 (3 years)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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, Oxford and St Andrews).

Employability

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.

Networking

Each year we host several major international conferences to enable our students to hear and meet leading scholars from across the world.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL has one of the largest bodies of expertise on the ancient world in the United Kingdom; students have access to staff from UCL Greek & Latin, UCL History and UCL Institute of Archaeology, as well as to staff with related interests in UCL Anthropology, UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies, UCL Laws, and the UCL Centre for the History of Medicine.

Major research libraries and institutes are a few minutes' walk away, including the Institute of Classical Studies, the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the British Library and the British Museum.

Student / staff ratios › 14 staff including 1 postdocs › 30 taught students › 35 research students

Department: Greek & Latin

Degree reviews

Student review

"Research students at UCL are encouraged to produce journal articles, present at international conferences, and even organise their own conferences. Research students also regularly incorporate their own research specialties in their teaching on undergraduate courses, inviting undergraduate students to engage with the curriculum in a hands-on, experiential way. These activities instil the confidence that students are contributing to the development of original research in the field."

Emily Lord-Kambitsch

Greek and Latin PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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