Finding a supervisor

We understand how important it is that you find the right supervisor for your research thesis.

Our world-leading academics across Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology offer prospective postgraduate research students extensive options for supervision.

How to apply

Most potential supervisors will be happy to provide pre-submission feedback on a well-developed draft proposal that closely matches their research expertise. For more guidance, see How to write a research proposal.

If you identify an academic who is interested in supervising your work, you may be able to receive advice and critical feedback that helps you to make your proposal stronger and more competitive. This is particularly beneficial if you are considering applying for funding. Please send your proposal to one potential supervisor at a time only, copying in

If you are not sure who would make the most suitable supervisor for your research, feel free to contact the email address above. Your draft proposal will then be passed on to suitable colleagues, if appropriate.

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Ancient History

Classical Athens

The Graeco-Roman world

Culture and identity in Rome

The Western Roman Empire

The Roman army

Late Antiquity and Christianity

Late Antique Alexandria

The Visigoths

Socio-cultural history and historiography: Greek and Roman


Greek and Roman law


Reception and representation studies

Archaeology & Egyptology


Britain and Ireland


North-western Europe

Near East

Bronze Age

The Mediterranean, especially the Cyclades

Iron Age

North-western Europe

Ancient Egypt

Classical Studies


Ancient philosophy, literature, epistolography and aesthetics

Greek language, literary style and oration

Greek history and historiography

Greek drama

Ancient Greek poetry




Roman language, declamation and literary style

Latin historiography

Roman drama

 Roman poetry

Pliny the Elder

Horace and Lucretius


Lucan, Ovid


Classical Literature, Languages and Philosophy

Ancient philosophy

Literature and aesthetics



Ancient languages, linguistic registers, dialect and imagery

Comparative Indo-European languages


Greek and Roman drama

Greek and Latin poetry



Encyclopedic and scientific texts

‘Wonder’ and ‘imagined’ literature and in the ancient world


Landscape survey, analysis and cultural meaning

Society and settlement: early urbanism

Society and settlement: urbanism and marginal communities in Egypt

Monuments and monumental landscapes

The archaeology of seafaring and island communities in prehistory

Ancient attitudes towards the natural world and its ‘wonders’

Material Culture

Letters, Texts and Papyri including non-invasive digital archiving and analysis

Ancient Egyptian material culture and craft production





Celtic art

Museum Studies

Exhibiting the past and working creatively with the public

Egyptology in the museum

Personhood and the life course

The ancient life-course: age, gender, disease, violence, burial commemoration


Martial identity, arms and violence in the Iron Age and Roman world

Medicine in the Graeco-Roman, Syrian and Arabic world

Funerary rites, monuments and mortuary archaeology

Theory, practice and pedagogy

Archaeological theory and philosophy especially phenomenology, new materialisms and assemblage theory

Fieldwork pedagogy, politics and practice including diversity

Pedagogy in Higher Education, especially Distance Learning

Blended Learning and e-Learning