Postgraduate programmes in classics and ancient history

Taught programmes

For details of typical units on offer see the programme catalogue.

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Research programmes (MPhil, MLitt/PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of classics and ancient historical studies, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

Skills training

You will also benefit from the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities' skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

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The Graduate School offers scholarship opportunities and other financial aid to Arts applicants on both taught and research programmes.

Bristol is the perfect place for a hesitant classicist with interests in contemporary theory as well as ancient philosophy.

Alex, MA in Classics and Ancient History (2013)