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To obtain personal and career goals, people often decide to work towards earning a PhD. This kind of degree can help students rise to the top as experts in their fields.

What is a PhD in Classical Studies? This graduate program typically focuses on the interdisciplinary study of classical Greek and Roman civilizations. The courses may cover a wide range of topics, from history, art and literature of the ancient era to drama, government and rhetoric. Courses may address historical and modern impacts of the civilizations. There may also be emphasis placed on ancient languages and cultures, both Greek and Roman. The languages may be studied from a historical perspective as well as with modern linguistic study techniques.

Aside from gaining knowledge specific to their fields, students may be able to hone their communication and leadership skills. They may also develop the ability to think critically while mastering debate and rhetoric.

The time it takes to complete the program will be dependent upon the course of study and the student, but most programs have a minimum number of semester hour requirements, which may include a final dissertation. Depending on the length, costs vary widely, so students should make sure to get specific information about tuition and fees involved.

Students who earn a PhD in Classical Studies may be widely recognized as experts in this field. Primarily they are equipped for scholarly work in a college or university, where they may also publish professional articles in their areas of specialization. Professional scholars may become professors at a university or college, teachers at a public school or private academy, curriculum developers, or authors.

Many programs have some online class options, and on-campus courses are also available at a number of schools around the world. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The PhD in Classics offers you the opportunity to study Classics at an advanced level through independent research. Classics at the University of Edinburgh, with its broa ... [+]

The PhD in Classics offers you the opportunity to study Classics at an advanced level through independent research.

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.

We welcome applications from anyone keen to work on topics that overlap with the research interests of our academic staff, including Greek social history, Greek law, Classical literature & art, Hellenistic history & archaeology, Roman slavery, Roman art and architecture, the Roman economy, late antique and Byzantine literature, history and archaeology. Our strong relationship with other subjects such as Archaeology, History, Philosophy and Law, means that interdisciplinary study and supervision can be arranged.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus