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Classics PhD



What will I learn?

Enjoy the flexibility to follow your own research interests, supported by our expert staff. You may also choose to study for either a PhD or MPhil qualification.

Our friendly research community will encourage you to develop your skills and expand your thinking. This could be through interdisciplinary research, contributing to research seminars, or organising conferences.

We offer a diverse range of expertise, spanning from ancient literature and ancient history, to the visual culture of Greek and Roman antiquity and the reception of the ancient world.

Recent student research has included areas such as Dionysian Triumph Sarcophagi, The Female Portrait Statues of Aphrodisias, and Constructions of the Spartan body.

Graduate destinations

This course will develop a range of transferable skills, including: critical analysis; evaluating data; problem solving; communicating clearly and persuasively; combining disciplined study with creative responses.

Our graduates are equipped to move into a wide range of careers, including: academia; museums and heritage management; commercial archaeology; conservation and management; media and marketing; primary and secondary teaching; central and local government.

Which department am I in?

Department of Classics

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 24,127) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

1 February 2023, 1 April 2023, 1 July 2023


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

2:1 (or international equivalent) in classics or a related subject (i.e. Archaeology or History) and a masters at Merit level or above. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element). TOEFL (IBT): 100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).

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


About University of Nottingham

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