MRes programmes offer a unique opportunity to deepen and develop your knowledge of the subject by combining taught elements with research training and an independent research project. This particular programme is intended for students who have a background in Byzantine Studies and, normally, some knowledge of Greek.
It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught elements which provide the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Byzantium through a range of modules in archaeology, art, history, literature and numismatics.
The MRes Byzantine Studies features three taught modules which will prepare you for your research. All students take a core module in Methodologies of Byzantine Studies, and your remaining two modules are optional so you can focus on areas of specific interest. Topics available to study and research include art, history and archaeology.
You also complete a 20,000-word supervised research project on a topic of your choice in Byzantine Studies. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with a potential supervisor before applying.
The Byzantine Studies MRes forms part of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (CBOMGS) which is the only centre in the UK to bring all of these subjects together within a single unit. CBOMGS aims to provide a stimulating environment for cross-disciplinary research and inter-cultural dialogue for the wider research community. You will benefit from the insight of academic staff and peers from across the College of Arts and Law.
The Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies has a large postgraduate community which has its own forum (GEM, Gateway to the Eastern Mediterranean) and programme of meetings. The postgraduates organise an annual international postgraduate colloquium. They also participate in the bi-weekly General Seminar of the Centre and in the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies.
The programmes in the School of History and Cultures, including in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, offer students enquiry based learning within a rich and diverse environment to stimulate debate and challenge conventional thinking. Our staff publish widely, and we are developing and consolidating a strong, supportive research culture in the School.
The Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies is part of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, which Times Higher Education ranked among the top five Classics departments in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding
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