The PhD and MPhil programmes are our principal research degrees, and you will find that Classics at the University of Edinburgh, with its broad range of supervisors and stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, can offer you a first-class experience in focused and sustained research.
Our teaching faculty of 15 offer expertise across almost all areas of Classics: Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, Classical art and archaeology, and reception studies. Particular strengths could be highlighted — Greek literature and thought of the Classical period, Hellenistic and Roman history, Late Antiquity — but you are likely to find authoritative supervision in most areas of the discipline. Our position in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, and our good relationship with other subjects such as Philosophy and Law, mean that interdisciplinary study and supervision can be arranged.
The hub of intellectual life is the weekly Classics Research Seminar, which hosts a remarkable range of speakers. Our welcoming international graduate community is intellectually active, supportive, and convivial: graduates are active in organizing their own seminars and conferences.
And besides this, you would be studying in Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, a stunningly beautiful city with a worldwide reputation as a cultural and academic capital!
This article was published on Sep 6, 2012