We are one of Europe’s leading centres for the study of Classics and the Ancient World, with a long and distinguished tradition in the subject that stretches back over 400 years.
We are proud of the breadth of our interests. Among our staff may be found international authorities in mainstream areas of Greek and Latin literature and thought, Greek and Roman history and Classical art and archaeology, supplemented by specialists in ancient Persia, Hellenistic history, late antiquity and reception history.
This wealth of expertise allows us to offer wide-ranging research supervision at Masters and Doctoral level (see below).
The graduate community is intellectually active, supportive and convivial: students organise their own seminars and conferences, as well as attending a weekly Classics Research Seminar, which welcomes a stimulating programme of distinguished speakers.
When you come to Edinburgh, you will be joining a lively and flourishing postgraduate community, a place where Classics is engaging and fun to do.
Edinburgh’s excellent resources for the study of the Ancient World, in addition to the University Library, include the Classics Library and extensive postgraduate facilities, including the School’s postgraduate computer laboratory. These resources are enhanced by others, including the National Museum and the National Library of Scotland.
Classics offers a variety of graduate degrees, including four taught programmes and two research degrees (see below). Latin and Greek language courses are available for those whose experience is limited.
All students attend research training courses and write a dissertation or thesis at the end of their studies. Research degree students construct their own topic, working closely with a specific supervisor while students who follow a taught programme pursue a broader range of interests by taking specialist options, based on staff research, taught in small-group seminars.
This article was published on Oct 14, 2013