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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

The Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance have necessitated some changes to the programme in order to mitigate risks to health while continuing to deliver an outstanding academic experience. Although we are conscious that we may have to make further changes in response to the changing public health situation, our current expectations are that the situation as of Michaelmas Term 2021, and anticipated for the near future is that:

  • postgraduate supervision will be delivered in person, although remote options are available;
  • MPhil Text and Topic seminars are conducted in person, except where there are good reasons to offer hybrid options;
  • language classes are delivered in person, with hybrid options where necessary;
  • students may access the Faculty Library freely without booking, although they are asked to distance as much as possible;
  • examination of MPhil language papers and any other specialist options in lieu of essays is likely to take place in person.

 

Postgraduates will find the information they need in their respective Handbooks. Other useful information will be provided during induction in the first week of term. The Unofficial Postgraduate Handbook written by the Postgraduate Representative will give a student’s perspective about postgraduate study in classics.

The University Statutes and Ordinances is where you can find details about the structure of the course.

A range of further information, such as lecture handouts, past exam papers, travel forms, Student-Staff Joint Committee minutes can be found on the Faculty’s Moodle site (an online resource system).

The Lecture Timetable outlines all the classics lectures for the coming year, in a downloadable PDF.

 

 

MPhil Students

MPhil students should consult the timetable for the course which can be found in the MPhil Handbook. The Handbook is also a useful reference book to remind you about the separate elements of the course and how it works.

 

PhD Students

PhD students will find important and useful information for their course of study in the PhD Handbook Training in your chosen subject area and in skills necessary for your future employment is an important part of your course. You will receive details about training courses run at University level but the Faculty has put together a basic training framework which will be particularly useful over the course of your PhD.

 

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