PhD/MPhil Ancient History

Course Overview

The PhD is a research degree pursued over three years full-time or six years part-time. Students undertake original research on a particular topic connected with the history and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome.

The MPhil is a research degree pursued over two years full-time or four years part-time. Students undertake original research on a particular topic connected with the history and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome.

Key Features

The expertise of the Department of History and Classics spans from the ancient cultures and languages of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the history of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century Europe. The research of our staff and postgraduates is integral to the life of the department, and it means that Swansea is a dynamic, exciting, and stimulating place to study.

History and Classics is part of the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/), which organises a large number of seminars, conferences, and other research activities. There are also a number of research groups which act as focal points for staff and postgraduates, including: the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of WalesCentre for Ancient Narrative Literature (KYKNOS), Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) and the Centre for research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS).

Students are working at the highest academic level to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge and understanding of Ancient History. Students have access to skills and training programmes offered by the College of Arts and Humanities and the University.

Description

A PhD degree is ideal for those who would like to pursue original research over an extended period. Research proposals are invited on any topic for which staff can provide supervision (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/staff/).

An MPhil degree is ideal for those who would like to pursue original research over an extended period. Research proposals are invited on any topic for which staff can provide supervision (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/staff/).

For informal enquiries, please contact:  Professor Mark Humphries (m.humphries@swansea.ac.uk).

Entry Requirements

MPhil - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

PhD - You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/english-tests

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline.

You may enrol in September, January, April or July.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
Ph.D. Full-time £4,200 £14,250

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK.

If your course starts in January, April or July 2017 please refer to the 2016/17 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Assessment

PhD:  A thesis of no more than 100,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

MPhil:  A thesis of no more than 60,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva). 

 

The College of Arts and Humanities has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information above is accurate and up-to-date when published but can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Please note that this page should always be read in conjunction with University regulations governing research degrees http://www.swansea.ac.uk/registry/academicguide/ .