9 months
28893 GBP/year
12525 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MPhil in Classics offered by the University of Cambridge is designed to complement and complete undergraduate study in Classics, teaching for this course is provided in the form of seminars, lectures, classes, and individual supervised study.


The MPhil in Classics offered by the University of Cambridge is usually possible for students to follow a course of study that reflects very closely their own interests and specialisms, selecting one of our research areas as the main focus for the dissertation and other work. 

One of the three essays, however, can deal with another area within the classics, or another related discipline. Students can also offer an examination in a classical language or an exercise in a specialist subject (eg numismatics) in place of the third essay.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should have:

  • Developed a deeper knowledge of their chosen area of Classics and of the critical debates within it
  • Come to a conceptual understanding that enables the evaluation of current research and methodologies
  •  Acquired or consolidated linguistic, technical and ancillary skills appropriate for research in their chosen area
  • Demonstrated independent judgment, based on their own research
  • Presented their own ideas in a public forum and learned to contribute constructively within an international environment

Programme Structure


  • All MPhil students will be expected to attend a series of six seminars on Research Skills for Classics graduates and must attend at least one MPhil Text and Topic seminar. These seminars will take place in Michaelmas and Lent terms.
  • They are also expected to attend one or more of the weekly speaker seminars organized by the various sub-disciplines of Classics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Attainments
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28893 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28893 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    12525 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12525 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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