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Classics and Ancient History MPhil, PhD

UK

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What will I learn?

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. We have taught Latin and Greek since 1874. We have taught Ancient History since 1910 and Classical Archaeology since 1931.

Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, with research strengths in:

rhetoric and historiography
ancient philosophy, science and medicine
reception and recreation of ancient texts
ancient concepts of divinity

Our research specialities include:

the ancient Near East
Greco-Roman culture and religion
early Christianity and patristics
Greek art and archaeology
Greek ethnography
history and archaeology of Roman Italy
Greek and Roman music
Greek language and literature, including Homer, tragedy, historiography and rhetoric
Latin language and literature, including historiography, rhetoric and Augustan poetry
reception of the classical tradition
ancient science and medicine
ancient Greek and Roman patristics and philosophy.

Which department am I in?

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 21,714) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree and a merit at Masters level, or international equivalent, in classics or a related subject. We will give specific consideration to any independent research you do as part of your studies. You must submit two letters of recommendation (obligatory) and a writing sample, such as a chapter from an MA dissertation or a published paper (optional). English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 22 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 62 in writing, and 52 in all other sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification, and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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