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Greek and Latin MPhil/PhD

The Department of Greek & Latin at UCL has been ranked consistently in the top two or three in the UK over the last three years: our flexible and interdisciplinary PhD programme prepares students for the top jobs 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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

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.

Entry Requirements

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

English language requirement: Good

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.

International equivalencies

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

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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

Lloyd Scholarship in Greek

Value:
£1,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective graduate students from Greece applying to study Greek.

Housman Awards for MA students

Value:
£4,000 towards fees
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
All MA students in the Department of Greek and Latin.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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.

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 the Department of Greek & Latin, the Department of History and the Institute of Archaeology, as well as to staff with related interests in UCL Anthropology, UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies, the Faculty of Laws, and the Wellcome 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 › 13 staff › 30 taught students › 35 research students

Department: Greek & Latin

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.

Who can apply?

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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