Dr Jim Cheshire - Programme Leader
Dr Cheshire is Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of History and Heritage and an experienced researcher and PhD supervisor. Jim works across History, Art History and Conservation and can offer advice to applicants about their ideas for research projects and their suitability for doctoral study. He will forward applications to the appropriate subject specialists within the School for assessment.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MPhil/PhD Classical Studies
How You Study
Research Areas, Projects, and Topics
Research students will benefit from a broad range of research expertise offered by our Classical Studies staff, across both local and global contexts, including in Lincoln itself, Britain, Iberia, the Mediterranean world, and the ancient Near East. Our interests include:
- Greek and Roman Historiography
- Alexander the Great
- Hellenistic History
- Roman London
- The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West
- Language and Literacy in the Western Mediterranean
- Gender and Women’s History
- Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges
More broadly, the School of History and Heritage brings together academics, archivists, librarians, postgraduate students, and researchers with interdisciplinary interests in both Ancient History/Classics and the subsequent interpretation and representation of the Classical past. We also have a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community.
We foster academic links within and beyond the University of Lincoln through welcoming external speakers, hosting international conferences, and contributing to national and international research networks and projects.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and a subject specialist where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.
How to Apply
New students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May to support their experience within the postgraduate research community.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with the supervisor on an individual basis.
A doctoral qualification can be the capstone of academic achievement and often marks the beginning of a career in academia or research.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.