Department of Classics & Ancient History | PhD Classics 36 months PHD Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Classics and Ancient History

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Classics at Durham University

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The PhD is our principal research degree. If you study full time, it is a three-year programme, during which you will come to work at the highest level in the subject, with the aim of producing an extended thesis (of not more than 100,000 words) which will make a significant and lasting contribution to the field.


At Durham University's Department of Classics & Ancient History, we are committed to the study of Graeco-Roman Antiquity as a subject with global relevance and the inherent potential for social and pedagogical benefit.


Our approach to research involves rigour in methodology (including a strong emphasis on the study of Greek and Latin), underpinning innovative explorations of new frontiers in the discipline, which aim to challenge entrenched and parochial views of the subject. We aim, in short, to produce credible and innovative research which has far-reaching effects on the subject and society as a whole.


The Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham University invites applications for PhD studentships, through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.


The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership runs an annual competition to select the best doctoral candidates and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study. Successful candidates are also supported by an outstanding wealth of resources.


Postgraduate study at Durham provides an opportunity to develop a range of higher level research skills that can be transferred to the wider graduate job market. Durham University's Department of Classics & Ancient History MA and PhD students progress into a diverse range of careers and employment sectors. Some go on to academic careers - or utilise their degrees in areas relevant to their academic study such as heritage, arts, teaching, the civil service, publishing and journalism. Others progress into areas including banking, law, PR, third sector, consultancy, insurance and administration - with recent graduates working for the Home Office, Deloitte, Manchester United, CitiBank, NHS, Parliament and YouGov.


The Careers, Employability & Enterprise Centre works closely with our Department in facilitating student access to job and work experience opportunities, careers and employability events, employer workshops and presentations, skills programmes and tailored individual careers guidance. A dedicated careers advisor is available to support postgraduate Department of Classics & Ancient History students individually and collectively. The Careers Centre provides events specifically for postgraduate students such as the annual PGT Conference and alumni-led panels showcasing a range of careers.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Classics and Ancient History

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Classics at Durham University

[email protected]


The PhD is our principal research degree. If you study full time, it is a three-year programme, during which you will come to work at the highest level in the subject, with the aim of producing an extended thesis (of not more than 100,000 words) which will make a significant and lasting contribution to the field.


At Durham University's Department of Classics & Ancient History, we are committed to the study of Graeco-Roman Antiquity as a subject with global relevance and the inherent potential for social and pedagogical benefit.


Our approach to research involves rigour in methodology (including a strong emphasis on the study of Greek and Latin), underpinning innovative explorations of new frontiers in the discipline, which aim to challenge entrenched and parochial views of the subject. We aim, in short, to produce credible and innovative research which has far-reaching effects on the subject and society as a whole.


The Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham University invites applications for PhD studentships, through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.


The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership runs an annual competition to select the best doctoral candidates and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study. Successful candidates are also supported by an outstanding wealth of resources.


Postgraduate study at Durham provides an opportunity to develop a range of higher level research skills that can be transferred to the wider graduate job market. Durham University's Department of Classics & Ancient History MA and PhD students progress into a diverse range of careers and employment sectors. Some go on to academic careers - or utilise their degrees in areas relevant to their academic study such as heritage, arts, teaching, the civil service, publishing and journalism. Others progress into areas including banking, law, PR, third sector, consultancy, insurance and administration - with recent graduates working for the Home Office, Deloitte, Manchester United, CitiBank, NHS, Parliament and YouGov.


The Careers, Employability & Enterprise Centre works closely with our Department in facilitating student access to job and work experience opportunities, careers and employability events, employer workshops and presentations, skills programmes and tailored individual careers guidance. A dedicated careers advisor is available to support postgraduate Department of Classics & Ancient History students individually and collectively. The Careers Centre provides events specifically for postgraduate students such as the annual PGT Conference and alumni-led panels showcasing a range of careers.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

3 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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