Classics Research




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Classics Research MPhil/PhD

I am a 25 year old Italian girl who, after completing a BA in Classics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, decided to move to London to attend a Masters in Classics at King’s College London. I chose King’s because of its outstanding academic reputation in my field of studies and of the well-known high quality of the courses provided by the College.

My expectations were completely fulfilled, and that is why, while I was still attending my MA, I decided to apply for a PhD in Classics with a research proposal on the manifold and complex relationship between Herodotus and Greek Lyric Poetry under the supervision of Professor D’Alessio. In my view, in fact, King’s represented the best possible institution to undertake such a research, in that first of all Professor D’Alessio was the ideal supervisor for my project, secondly because I knew from my MA experience that the College could offer excellent studying facilities such as extremely well-stocked libraries or several further learning opportunities such as that of attending stimulating seminars and conferences.

Finally, the possibility of getting a scholarship from the College for the funding of research projects - which in fact I myself was so lucky to obtain - represents, I believe, an important incentive to work hard as well as a fundamental step in a young scholar’s attempt to pursue an academic career.

Perhaps what I have reckoned to be the most amazing trait of my experience so far is the chance to express my own views and opinions on my subject, enjoying the privilege of sharing my thoughts with a vibrant community of students and with a distinguished body of Professors whose helpfulness, competence and guidance have allowed me to become even more enthusiastic about my subject than I already was and, most importantly, more self-confident as a young scholar.

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