Research degrees in Classics

For academic year 2023-24 the Institute of Classical Studies will be pleased to accept applications in the following areas:

Digital classics including:

  • Digital editing of inscriptions, papyri or manuscripts
  • Digital approaches to prosopography, onomastics or geography
  • Impact of digital methodologies on classical scholarship or teaching

under the supervision of Dr Gabriel Bodard.

  • History of Classical scholarship
  • Reception of Greek and Roman antiquity from the 18th to the 20th centuries
  • Greek and Roman literature
  • History of political thought
  • Gender history

under the supervision of Professor Katherine Harloe.


  • Early Greek historiography, esp. Herodotus
  • Greek religion
  • Greek interactions with foreign peoples
  • The history of scholarship from the 19th to the 20th centuries

Under the supervision of Professor Thomas Harrison

How to apply

To make an application for a research degree, please contact the Manager of the Institute. A particular research interest may be able to be supported, even though it is not listed.

It is possible to arrange co-supervision with particular experts in the Colleges of the University of London and, on occasion, with experts from institutions outside the University (e.g. the British Library, the British Museum, or other higher education institutions).

Further details about the application process, fees, and helpful information for prospective students can be found here.


The School of Advanced Study is a member of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) together with King's College London, LSE, QMUL, RCSSD, RCA, RCM and UCL. The competition for fully-funded studentships opens in November each year.

Further information from the School of Advanced Study.

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Brief details of our current and recent students can be found here.