About us

Photo of the Forum and Colloseum in Rome

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham is one of the few university departments in the UK that draws together Archaeology and the study of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. For Classics and Ancient History we were rated 10th in the UK in the Guardian 2015 university subject tables and for Archaeology we were rated 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

Academic staff here offer a wide range of expertise in the history, culture, archaeology and languages of the ancient world.

Teaching and research in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham covers a vast range of interdisciplinary topics from life in Pharonic Egypt to the study of Greek love poetry to slavery in Greece and Rome, to age and ageing at Rome, to mapping the ancient city, to studies of Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman religion, to the Christianisation of society in Late Antiquity, to Classics and film to the reception of the classical world and cultural memory – these are but a few of the subjects we focus on.