The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (Classics and Ancient History) at The University of Liverpool invites applications for PhD studentships through its involvement in the North West Consortium (NWC) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The research of academic staff and PhD students at Liverpool spans a wide range of Greek and Roman history, Classical literature and its reception, and Classical Philology and Linguistics. We have particular strengths in a number of areas, including the core fields of Greek and Latin literature and Greek and Roman history and specialisms such as the economic history of the Hellenistic and Roman world, Greek and Roman religions, Greek and Latin literature of the Roman empire, Achaemenid Persia, Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and the reception of the ancient world. For details of relevant staff expertise at Liverpool, go to

NWC PhD students will be active partners in shaping their own training and development as researchers and future leaders. They will enjoy access to outstanding resources and training within a collegial environment supporting them to produce excellent research, contribute to a world-class research environment and engage in mutually beneficial knowledge exchange (KE) relationships. In Liverpool, students will benefit from excellent library facilities and the valuable teaching and research resources of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology. Students specializing in Classics and Ancient History (and in particular those with interests in Graeco-Roman Egypt and papyrology) will benefit particularly from shared training with the department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester, and the valuable teaching and research resources of the Manchester Museum and the John Rylands Library.

The deadline for submitting AHRC funding applications is 5pm on Friday 13 February 2015. Please visit the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures website ( for the application form and guidance.

Applications should be submitted online for a place on the applicant’s chosen PhD programme by Friday 23 January 2015. This will ensure the applicant he/she is in receipt of an offer of a place on his/her chosen PhD programme in advance of the AHRC deadline. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in April 2015.

For more information on the NWC DTP please visit  For inquiries about the academic side of your application, please contact Dr Colin Adams ([email protected]).