Postgraduate study in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Embark on postgraduate study in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) at the College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham and you become a partner in an internationally acclaimed research community.

Times Higher Education ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. An outstanding 81% of our submitted research outputs were rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’.

The College of Arts and Law offers a stimulating and supportive research environment for postgraduate study in all its disciplines. The postgraduate community is vibrant and productive and students are encouraged to enter fully into the life of the Institute and the University.

Courses in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Taught masters:

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
Antiquity MA: Byzantine Studies pathway TaughtFull time, part time
Antiquity MA: Classical Archaeology pathway TaughtFull time, part time
Antiquity MA: Classics and Ancient History pathway TaughtFull time, part time
Antiquity MA: Egyptology pathway TaughtFull time, part time
Archaeology MA / Diploma / Certificate Cultural Archaeology pathwayTaughtFull time, part time
Archaeology MA / Diploma / Certificate Landscape Archaeology pathwayTaughtFull time, part time

Combined research and taught:

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
Ancient History MRes Combined research and taughtFull time, part time
Archaeology MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
Byzantine Studies MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
Classics MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
Egyptology MRes Combined research and taughtFull time, part time
Greek Archaeology MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
Late Antiquity MRes Combined research and taughtFull time, part time
Modern Greek Studies MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time

Doctoral research:

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchDistance learning, full time, part time
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time

All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities