Taught Courses

Taught Courses

Rome, the Eternal City, can be a confusing place when studied from afar but the BSR is ideally placed to help you unlock her secrets. The annual Undergraduate Ancient Rome Summer School and the City of Rome Postgraduate course offer the best introduction possible to this amazing city and her development. In alternate years we also run a short course at postgraduate level in Roman Epigraphy. Places are strictly limited on all courses and will be awarded at the sole discretion of the BSR.

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What is the City of Rome Course?
An intensive eight-week residential course for postgraduates at selected British partner universities which unlocks Rome for students at Masters or early Doctoral level studying classical archaeology, art history, ancient history (both Greek and Roman) and the transformation of antiquity in the Middle Ages and the modern period.
Course Director: Dr Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR Cary Fellow)

 

When is it?
The course runs from the beginning of April to the end of May each year and forms one quarter of one year’s full-time postgraduate course.

What does it cost?

  • Course tutorial fee (this is paid by the attendee’s university directly to the BSR)

  • Course residential fee in 2021 (paid by attendee): Euro 2,200 for full board* accommodation in a single room including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.
    * Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.

Next course: April-May 2022

How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying please discuss your application with your supervisor. For queries please contact Stefania Peterlini.The support of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

To download an information pack for the 2021 course please click here.

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What is the Summer School?
A stimulating introduction to the topography of the city, its architecture and art, the latest discoveries and new developments in archaeological approaches. Every September the BSR welcomes around 25 undergraduates for a 12-day intensive programme of visits to the sites, monuments and museums of ancient Rome and its vicinity. These visits are augmented with a series of evening lectures.
Course Director: Dr Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR Cary Fellow)

Who is it for?
To be eligible to attend the Summer School students must be studying classics, ancient history, classical archaeology and related subjects at a British or Irish university. Places are limited and highly sought after.

When is it?
The course runs every year in September.

What does it cost?
Course fee: €975 for full board* accommodation in a shared room and including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.
* Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.
Next course: September 2021

How do I apply?
For queries please contact Stefania Peterlini.The support of the Cambridge Classics Faculty, the Craven Committee of the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, the Gladstone Memorial Trust and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

To download an information pack for the 2021 course please click here.

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What is the Postgraduate Course in Roman Epigraphy?
This biennial course is designed for postgraduates in archaeology, ancient history, art history, museum studies, classics and related fields who wish to pursue the study of epigraphic evidence in their research.

The intensive eight-day course explores the uses of epigraphy as a source in various formats and contexts considering how writing is presented in the ancient and modern landscapes.

The course features:

  • daily ambulatio in Rome

  • visits to local museums

  • use of archives (including online databases)

  • interaction with academics and ongoing research projects in the field

  • independent research time

  • full board* accommodation at the British School at Rome

  • museum entrance fees, in-course travel and site fees

The final programme of the course is adjusted based on the research interests of participants.

Course Director: Dr Abigail Graham (Lecturer in Ancient History at Warwick University)

When is it?
The next course will run from Monday 11 July to Wednesday 20 July 2022

What does it cost?
Course fee for 2022: €1,200 Some bursaries towards the course fee may be available to British nationals with a demonstrable need. The fee covers accommodation at the BSR with breakfast and dinner every day*, site entry fees, transport around Rome (public transport tickets), supplies for rubbings, on site support from the course director and membership of the BSR until March 2023. *Excludes Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch.

What is not covered?
Travel to/from the BSR; insurance – we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance including health and personal possessions cover; Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch; any other costs arising from your personal research project.
Next course: July 2022

How do I apply?
All applications and queries should be sent to Stefania Peterlini

More information
An information pack for the 2022 course can be downloaded here.

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