City of Rome Postgraduate Course

What is the City of Rome Course?

It’s an intensive 8-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).

About previous courses

Programme for the 2013 course
2013 Course Report by Course Director
First-hand feedback

When is it?

The course runs from the beginning of April each year and forms one quarter of one year’s full-time postgraduate course.

What does it cost?

Course tutorial fee in 2014 (paid by attendee’s university): approx. £975-£1,975.
Course residential fee in 2014 (paid by attendee):  Euro 2,100 for full board* accommodation in a shared room.   Fees exclude travel to Rome.

* Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.

Next course: 1 April  to 27 May 2014

How do I apply?

Information on the 2014 course and fees can be found here. The deadline for receipt of applications has now passed.
For queries please contact the Permissions Officer.

The support of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

Please click here to see the public lectures scheduled for this year’s City of Rome course.



"The course has reignited my passion for ancient history"

"The friendly environment of the BSR made me feel integrated into the academic community"

City of Rome 2012

"Much thought has gone into [the course's] creation and adaptation to suit individual study needs"

City of Rome 2011

"An excellent course which I would highly recommend to others"

City of Rome 2010

The Palatine Palaces

Permesso to the Forum of Caesar