The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) anticipates being able to offer up to four financial packages to well-qualified PhD applicants (with a completed MA) valued at approximately $25,000 per year for four years (contingent upon academic performance).

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia – the 3rd best city in the world in which to live (Global Liveability Ranking – 2013), – the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia offers students the unique opportunity to conduct graduate level research in the classical texts, archaeology, and history of the entire Mediterranean world.

In the department, students can take a spectrum of courses from Roman and Greek archaeology, literature and history to Near Eastern languages (Coptic and Akkadian as well as Hieroglyphs) to Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

CNERS offers MA-level programs in

· Classics

· Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

· Religious Studies

· Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity (a unique MA-level interdisciplinary program that draws on the unique synergy of our department’s faculty)

There are two programs at the PhD level:

· PhD in Classics (with possible specializations in Classics, Ancient History and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology)

· PhD in Religious Studies

Typical support for incoming MA students is around $20,000 per year for two years (contingent upon academic performance).

In addition, there is money earmarked for student travel and research abroad. Funding is also available for qualified international students.

Recent PhD graduates are teaching in leading Canadian and international universities, and our MA students have gone on to study at outstanding universities such as McGill, Yale, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and Oxford.

We encourage students to contact our Director of Graduate Studies ([email protected])– or any of our faculty (all of whom are interested in supporting graduate students) with questions about our program, courses, and living in Vancouver.

The deadline for applications is December 15th for PhD programs and January 15th for MA programs.

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