CSPSCentre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

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Paris rapta a Helena, copyright; Luis Filpo Cabana [CC BY-SA 4.0] (ancient black bowl decorated with gold figures in relief)

The CSPS provides an overarching community for specialists in the study of the history, archaeology and reception of Sparta and the Peloponnese. Our members are involved in teaching and research at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

PhD research

We welcome applications from students keen to carry out doctoral research on topics around the history, archaeology and reception of Sparta, Laconia and the Peloponnese in any period. 

Our prospectus has full information on the structure of our PhD programmes.

View the Department of Classics and Archaeology's PhD prospectus

CSPS has an excellent track record of successfully supervising PhD candidates to completion.

View CSPS graduate profiles

Our PhD researchers are part of a lively and engaged research community. They are encouraged to participate in the CSPS programme of seminars and workshops, get involved in running the CSPS PG and Early Career international conferences and make their own contribution to the collective knowledge of our researchers.

They are also a key part of an exciting and diverse Department, which strongly encourages interdisciplinary research. 

Department of Classics and Archaeology research students offer


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Be part of a thriving community of doctoral students producing world-class research.



Get in touch

You are advised to contact CSPS Director Dr Chrysanthi Gallou before making an application. She will be able to help you with your proposal and advise on possible sources of funding.

View Dr Chrysanthi Gallou's profile



CSPS themes are embedded in our undergraduate degrees, both as specialist modules and as part of an interdisciplinary approach.

Undergraduate prospectus

Masters degrees (MA)

There are a range of MA courses that provide opportunities to study CSPS themes.

Masters prospectus



Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4800
fax: +44 (0)115 951 4811
email: csps@nottingham.ac.uk