Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.
Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle has a long and distinguished international reputation. We deliver quality research and teaching. We have taught Latin and Greek since 1874. We have taught Ancient History since 1910 and Classical Archaeology since 1931.
Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world, with research strengths in: rhetoric and historiography; ancient philosophy, science and medicine; reception and recreation of ancient texts; ancient concepts of divinity.
Our research specialities include: the ancient Near East; Greco-Roman culture and religion; early Christianity and patristics; Greek art and archaeology; Greek ethnography; history and archaeology of Roman Italy; Greek and Roman music; Greek language and literature, including Homer, tragedy, historiography and rhetoric; Latin language and literature, including historiography, rhetoric and Augustan poetry; reception of the classical tradition; ancient science and medicine; ancient Greek and Roman patristics and philosophy.
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in a relevant subject, with an average of at least 60% in taught modules, or international equivalent. To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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