Monday 5 December 2016


Please take note of the following announcement issued by the Manchester University Classics Department:

PhD study in Classics & Ancient History at Manchester
A PhD in Classics and Ancient History at Manchester offers unrivalled opportunities to work with world class researchers in one of the UK’s most innovative graduate research environments. The research of our academic staff and PhD students covers a wide range across Greek and Roman history, Classical literature and its reception, ancient (especially Greek) philosophy, and Classical Philology and Linguistics.  We have particular strengths in a number of areas, including the core fields of Greek and Latin literature and Greek and Roman history and specialisms such as ancient epistolography (Greek and Latin), Greek epigraphy, Roman social history and ancient medicine and its reception. As a Manchester PhD student you will be a member of a vibrant research community, participating in the departmental research culture, seminars and workshop activities, and master classes with international scholars, and able to take advantage of our close contacts with other researchers in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and the John Rylands Research Institute.

Classics and Ancient History at Manchester is a member of the Graduate School, a school-wide space with dedicated research skills training, careers opportunities, graduate reading groups, conference and master classes for PhD students.
Funding for Classics & Ancient History PhD at Manchester
We invite applications from well-qualified students for the following PhD funding opportunities to start in September 2018.  Please note that applicants to any of these competitions must also have applied (separately) for a place on our PhD programme, by Friday 20 January 2017.  Further information on all of these awards, and details on how to apply for them, can be found on our Postgraduate Research Funding page.  The deadline for application for all awards is Friday 10 February 2017.

  • AHRC studentships through the North-West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWC DTP; see the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership). Please note that this scheme allows for joint supervision between institutions which are members of the relevant 'pathway' in the consortium: members of the Classics & Ancient History pathway are the University of Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Manchester. If you would like to explore this option, please contact, in the first instance, the institution at which you plan to base your PhD.
  • President’s Doctoral Scholarships: for Home/EU/International tuition fees, plus a maintenance stipend (equivalent to the RCUK stipend).
  • School awards: for Home/EU/International tuition fees, plus a maintenance stipend (equivalent to the RCUK stipend).
  • The Department of Classics & Ancient History is also pleased to invite applications for the Lees Scholarship, for PhD research in the field of Latin (including literary, historical, philosophical and linguistic topics); this award covers Home/EU tuition fees for up to three years.

Potential applicants to our PhD programme should consult their prospective supervisor as soon as possible, or contact our Postgraduate Research Officer (, who is always happy to discuss potential applications, to answer specific queries about the application process, and to arrange visits to the Department.

Further information on application to the PhD Programme can be found on our How to Apply Postgraduate Research page
For further information on funding, please see: