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How to Apply for a Place

The School of Classics is always looking for motivated and bright postgraduate students, and we do not charge a fee to apply for our taught or research postgraduate programmes.

We do not impose deadlines for applications, but many funding and scholarship awarding bodies do set cut-off dates: visit Fees and Funding Opportunities for more information.

Advice for prospective MLitt students

We recommend that you first visit our Taught Programmes: The MLitt page. There you can find the right degree programme for you. For further general information about facilities and the university browse the St Andrews postgraduate prospectus. Applicants are assessed on their suitability for study within the School, so there is no need to make more than one application to the School of Classics. If you are not sure what the most appropriate degree programme for you is, or have questions about language study, study abroad, or other course content, you may email the Postgraduate Secretary.

If you expect to receive helpful results part way through the academic year in which you make your application, it may be worth considering delaying your application until these results are available.

When you are ready to apply for the MLitt, visit the Postgraduate Applications webpage for a step-by-step guide to the application process.

Advice for prospective PhD/MPhil students

We recommend that you first visit our Research Programmes: The PhD and MPhil page. There you can find the most suitable member of staff to nominate as your supervisor. Members of staff are also happy to hear from you before you make your application, and if you are not sure who the right supervisor might be for you, you may email the Director of Postgraduate Studies. For further general information about facilities and the university browse the St Andrews postgraduate prospectus.

 Once you have found the right supervisor, visit the Postgraduate Applications webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying for the PhD.

St Andrews is one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities and among the top 20 for International Outlook, according to the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15

The School of Classics invites potential research students to consult individual members of staff about their proposed topic.

Postgraduate enquiries

Postgraduate Visting Day: Wednesday 11th March 2015.

Postgraduate Prospectus

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