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PhD Classics

 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
5 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
8270.58 USD
National
4707.66 USD

Application fee

International 162 USD
National 100 USD
Department
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)646

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About this course

The program is designed to develop candidates' skills to the highest level by developing competence in Greek and Latin and the relevant modern languages and by exposing candidates to a very wide range of academic approaches to the ancient world, thus taking advantage of the unique combination of disciplines in this department. Students' progress is monitored constantly stage by stage to ensure that no aspect of their development is neglected. Up until the Comprehensive Examination the emphasis is on range and breadth; after that, students will be encouraged and enabled to narrow their focus so that they become world experts in their chosen dissertation topic.
 
 

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the PhD must have an MA and must have completed a minimum of 12 credits of course work at the graduate level (i.e. numbered 500 or above) in the relevant field. All applications must meet the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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Course Modules

Students are required to take 18 credits of graduate courses beyond the M.A. These courses are to be chosen in consultation with the Classics Graduate Adviser. Students may, with permission of the Graduate Committee, take a maximum of 6 credits in 500-level courses in other departments. In addition, the program requires reading knowledge of two modern languages appropriate to the field of study and preliminary examinations. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

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How to Apply

  • On-line application form

This must be submitted online via the central UBC link: On-Line Application

  • 3 letters of reference.

These may either be submitted online using the electronic reference (“e-ref”) system in the application, or they may be mailed directly to the Department (not the Faculty of Graduate Studies) by the referee in an official, sealed envelope. Referees may use the central UBC form: Letter of Reference.

  • 2 official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

These should be mailed directly to the Department (not the Faculty of Graduate Studies) by the issuing institution in official, sealed envelopes.

  • Statement of intent.

Applicants may choose to use the space provided in the central UBC online application under the Program Specific Questions section or they may email a separate statement as a 1 – 1.5 page PDF to the Graduate Secretary, Marisa Scorda (marisa.scorda@ubc.ca).
Sample of writing. Ideally this will be an essay/paper written for a previously taken course and which shows the mark received and the Instructor’s comments (if any).
This should be sent by e-mail as a PDF to the Graduate Secretary, Marisa Scorda (marisa.scorda@ubc.ca).

  • Additional documents required for international applications:

International applicants are required to submit their original diplomas. Transcripts and diplomas in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations.

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