Research in Greek and Latin texts includes work in all the main genres (epic, lyric, comedy, tragedy, historiography and philosophical texts) and includes philological and textual analysis as well as the relationship between texts and social and cultural contexts. We welcome applications in any area corresponding with current staff interests: these include Greek comedy and humour studies; Greek epic and its reception; early Greek lyric; Greek tragedy; Greek historiography; Latin poetry and Augustan literature; and digital classics.
If you would like to join us as a full- or part-time research student, in an area that corresponds to the research interests of one or more members of staff, please contact us for an informal preliminary discussion (details below). A well thought-out research proposal which sets out specific research questions and your strategies for addressing them, and which outlines the originality of your topic or approach, will enhance your chances of admission. We are always glad to offer advice before application (for example on how your project might enhance existing work in the field; what facilities you would need; what ancient and/or modern language ability you need for your project; and how you could participate in the discipline's research culture and engage with students in other universities).