Experience the rich and enduring civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome.
These cultures lie at the very heart of western civilisation, and resonate throughout the world. Whether or not you have already studied ancient Greece and Rome, we invite you to explore the history, art and culture of the ancient world on one of our highly flexible degrees: we offer programmes in Classics, Classical Studies and Ancient History.
Classics is the study of the two classical languages, Ancient Greek and Latin, through a broad range of genres and authors. Classical Studies, on the other hand, examines the ancient world from a variety of perspectives, studying texts in translation but also adopting non-literary approaches.
The University's Department of Classics offers one of the widest ranges of specialist subjects in the UK, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The expertise on offer gives you the option of studying other cultures such as ancient Egypt; we can even teach you hieroglyphics.
We offer stimulating and challenging courses for students with different interests and backgrounds. You can develop an advanced reading knowledge of the two classical languages, gain hands-on experience of the ancient world through our collection of Greek and Egyptian vases, or choose to study abroad as part of your degree through the Erasmus+ programme.
The skills you'll develop through studying for a Classics or Classical Studies degree are highly transferable and will prepare you well for whatever career path you choose to pursue.