PhD Admission Requirements

Applicants for the PhD must have an MA and must have completed a minimum of 12 credits of course work at the graduate level (i.e. numbered 500 or above) in the relevant field. All applications must meet the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

  • PhD in Classics and PhD in Classics (Ancient History): a minimum of 12 credits at the graduate level in Ancient Greek and Latin, with at least 3 credits in each language.
  • PhD in Classics (Classical Archaeology): a minimum of 12 credits at the graduate level in Classical Archaeology. Applicants must also have completed at least three years’ undergraduate study (18 credits, or equivalent) each in Ancient Greek and Latin prior to admission (minimum grade: B-/68%), and have fulfilled the archaeological fieldwork requirement.
  • PhD in Religious Studies: a minimum of 12 credits at the graduate level in Religious Studies, and this may include up to 6 credits in the study of Asian religions (ASIA). Applicants must also have completed at least three years’ undergraduate study (18 credits, or equivalent) in one of Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Classical Arabic, or Latin prior to admission (minimum grade B-/68%)

All applications must meet the minimum requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A one-term course is typically worth three credits at UBC. A credit represents one hour of instruction per week for one term.