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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

Around four supervisions per term.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Seminars & classes

All PhD students are expected to attend the (normally weekly) speaker seminar that is held in their particular classical sub-discipline. First-year PhD students are encouraged to attend any of the seminars held for MPhil students.

Lectures

PhD students, particularly in their first year, are encouraged to take advantage of advanced undergraduate lecture courses both in the Faculty of Classics and elsewhere in the University that enable them to extend their knowledge and skills.

Small group teaching

Classes are available in specialist skills such as epigraphy and numismatics. There is also a class on academic German.

Posters

PhD students are expected regularly to present their work to their peers in a graduate work-in-progress seminar. They will normally be offered an opportunity in their second or third year to present a full-scale seminar paper to the seminar that is held in their particular sub-discipline.

Feedback

Students receive regular feedback on work in progress from their supervisors. There are also annual reviews for all doctoral students which involve sample written work being read by someone other than the main supervisor.

Assessment

Thesis

One thesis of no more than 80,000 words.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Classics

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 11, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
April 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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