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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 majority of lectures will be delivered online but some seminars and classes will be delivered in person, depending on the social-distancing guidelines in operation at the time;
  • language classes will be delivered in person where this is possible in accordance with social-distancing guidelines;
  • students will be able to see their supervisors in person, depending on the social-distancing guidelines, as frequently as normal, with feedback on written work provided as in any other year
  • students will be able to access the Faculty Library either freely or by pre-booking particular working slots;
  • examination of language papers or other skills options in lieu of essays may either proceed in person or be conducted online; a decision on this will be taken early in the academic year.

We will confirm all details for the Michaelmas (autumn) term in mid-September.


 

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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