Postgraduate research

Research in Classical Studies at the University of Reading

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Are you looking for a stimulating and encouraging environment in which to undertake a postgraduate research degree in a subfield of Classics? Are you eager to work with knowledgeable experts who are renowned for their teaching quality and dedication to producing research of international standing? At the University of Reading's Classics Department we are always looking for qualified and passionate postgraduate research students to play an important role in our continuing success.

There are many reasons why you should choose to undertake a postgraduate research degree with us. Your research can benefit from the wide range of academic expertise the Department has to offer: Latin epigraphy, ancient economic history, early Greek poetry, late antiquity, multilingualism, political thought and reception studies are just some of the areas covered. Resources available at Reading include the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, university-level centres for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and for Economic History, and the possibility to visit partner institutions abroad under Erasmus exchange programmes. We also provide you with training in research skills that will fully prepare you for a future career in the field of Classics or beyond. When you also consider that the RAE 2008 found 90% of our research to be of international excellence, our department truly is a great environment in which to further your own research.

Roman Corinthian ExteriorWe run several conferences a year and also have an active research seminar programme which includes presentations on work in progress by our own research students; talks by visiting speakers who are often chosen for the particular relevance of their work to that of individual research students; and joint seminars with other departments of the University such as archaeology, history of art, and philosophy.

For profiles of our current PhD students, please click here: Postgraduate Students in Classics.

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