Postgraduate Research Degrees in Classics

Postgraduate Research Degrees in Classics

There are a number of attractions to studying for a postgraduate degree in Classics at Glasgow, from the very well-stocked University Library, to the Hunterian Museum (with its notably fine coin collection), to a major centre in humanities computing (also part of the School of Humanities). There is a dedicated postgraduate study space, which makes available an extensive research collection, now augmented by a bequest from the late Professor Douglas MacDowell. Postgraduates play a full role in the research culture of the subject, with a regular programme of seminars, workshops and reading groups.

There is a varied seminar programme, with contributions from leading Classicists from throughout the UK and beyond. The meetings take place on Tuesdays at 5 pm. We also welcome visiting speakers through meetings held in the Subject Area under the auspices of the Classical Association of Scotland and the Scottish Hellenic Society.  In addition to the more formal sessions, there is an ongoing programme of informal, “hands-on” research events over the course of the academic year.

Postgraduate students play a significant part in the life of the department, and are expected to participate fully in the Subject's programme of events. All three Scottish departments collaborate on improving the student research experience, with annual workshops and conferences.

Staff members would be delighted to supervise in any of the areas set out above, or any others where they have research interests (see their respective list of publications). Other areas supervised recently include Greek scientific and medical writing, Roman eschatology and numismatics (in conjunction with the Hunterian Museum). Please do not hesitate to contact members of staff to discuss potential research projects.

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How to Apply

More information on the application process can be found in the College of Arts pages.  Applications for a research degree should be made online