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acropolis of athens

Our course

Our MA Classics and Ancient History is one of the widest-ranging programmes in the UK.


Why study with us?

Our internationally acclaimed academic staff provide expert teaching, enabling you to advance your skills to the next level. Learn an ancient language as part of the course and access unique resources in the on-site Ure Museum.

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How you'll study

Develop your knowledge through lively seminars and workshops, and attend weekly research seminars delivered by leading scholars from all branches of the discipline.


Life in the Department

Join our supportive, inclusive community of staff and students who are passionate in their pursuit of new approaches to classics and ancient history.


Our research

95% of our research is of international standing. (Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Classics.)

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Our staff

Our academics are active researchers at the forefront of their disciplines, who also teach. They feed their research into their teaching, to provide you with access to current thinking and ground-breaking research.


Karim's story

The Department's postgraduate course offers a good balance between independent work, research work, taught modules and one-on-one supervision.

Karim Bhaluani

Master's in Classics and Ancient History graduate