Undergraduate study in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

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Ancient History BA

To understand the present, you need to discover the past. That is exactly what you will do as you delve into the rise and development of ancient civilisations over several millennia. Whereas most Ancient History programmes focus on just [more...]

Classics BA

Are you fascinated by ancient Greece and Rome? Love reading and thinking for yourself? If you also have an A-level in Latin (at grade B or above) and want to study both Latin and Greek language and literature then this varied and interdisciplinary [more...]

English and Classical Literature & Civilisation BA

If you have a passion for exploring the developments and similarities in culture and society through the ages, this is the perfect degree course for you. On the English side of your programme you can choose to follow either a Literature or [more...]

Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of Eastern Mediterranean and Balkan history and culture from the Byzantine to the modern period, whether your interests are historical, art historical, [more...]

Antiquity MA: Byzantine Studies pathway

The Antiquity MA: Byzantine Studies pathway allows you to study the political, cultural, social economic and literary history of the Byzantine Empire. This programme offers an ideal opportunity to pursue your interests in greater depth and also [more...]

Antiquity MA: European Archaeology pathway

The Antiquity MA: European Archaeology pathway focuses on archaeological evidence for the peoples of Europe from prehistory to the beginning of the Middle Ages. Uniquely, it provides a coherent understanding of changing cultures and [more...]

Byzantine Studies MRes

This programme is intended for students who have a background in Byzantine Studies and, normally, some knowledge of Greek. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught elements [more...]

Modern East Mediterranean History MRes

This degree offers the chance to explore key aspects of East Mediterranean history in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on the study of primary evidence. Special emphasis is put on the causes and consequences of Great [more...]

Modern Greek Studies MRes

This programme introduces you to recent developments in the areas of Modern Greek language, literature, history and culture. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and taught [more...]

Ottoman Studies MRes

This programme is designed to introduce you to the state of the field in current research on Ottoman history, cultural studies and allied disciplines. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field [more...]

Archaeology MA / Diploma / Certificate Landscape Archaeology pathway

The Archaeology MA: Landscape Archaeology pathway will allow you to develop a thorough knowledge of current approaches to the investigation and interpretation of past landscapes. There are opportunities to specialise in a range of practical [more...]

Archaeology MA / Diploma / Certificate Cultural Archaeology pathway

The Archaeology MA: Cultural Archaeology pathway focuses on cultural interpretation in archaeology, both in relation to specific cultures/periods and current research themes, with opportunities to specialise in a range of subjects, including [more...]

Classical Literature and Civilisation BA

Fascinated by ancient Greece and Rome? Love reading and thinking for yourself? Then this innovative degree is for you. You will encounter the classical world in all its diversity, with the chance to explore its literature, culture,religion [more...]

Humanities MA/Diploma/Certificate

This new interdisciplinary programme draws on expertise in the Humanities from across the College of Arts and Law, allowing you to select modules from a range of disciplines in order to complete a Certificate, Diploma or Masters level qualification. [more...]

Greek Archaeology MRes

If you wish to pursue research in any period of Greek Archaeology, from Prehistoric to Hellenistic, and have a good grounding in the field of your proposed research project, this programme will give you essential training in method and practice in [more...]

Classical Literature & Civilisation and Philosophy BA

This Joint Honours programme offers a wide range of modules in Classical Literature and Civilisation and Philosophy. By studying on this programme you will develop skills in weighing up arguments, evaluating sources of information and [more...]

Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas across Byzantine, Prehistoric, Classical, Historical, Conflict, Landscape, Funerary and Environmental archaeology, as well as Geographical Information [more...]

Archaeology and Ancient History BA

This programme combines the best of the disciplines of Archaeology and Ancient History into one discrete programme. It provides you with the opportunity to study prehistoric societies in the Mediterranean and Britain alongside the ancient [more...]

Ancient History MRes

This programme will enhance your skills as an ancient historian.

You will undertake training in key fields such as classical languages or historiography, which will equip you with the essential skills for your Greek or [more...]

Late Antiquity MRes

This programme offers you the opportunity to research one of the aspects of the fragmentation of the Roman World and its transformation into a myriad of new states as the result of internal pressures and barbarian invasion in the period AD [more...]

Archaeology and Anthropology BA

This course, run jointly by the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, and the Department of African Studies and Anthropology,offers an integrated programme of study. It offers study in archaeological and anthropological [more...]

Archaeology & Ancient History and History BA

A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that [more...]

Antiquity MA: Ancient History pathway

The Antiquity MA: Ancient History pathway concentrates on the intertwined histories of the civilisations that founded the modern West. Our wide range of expertise allows you to work with scholars whose interests cross disciplines and [more...]

Antiquity MA: Classical Archaeology pathway

The Antiquity MA: Classical Archaeology pathway gives you a grounding in the advanced study of Greek and Roman civilisation through its physical remains, from the earliest times to the Byzantine period. Working with experts currently engaged [more...]

Antiquity MA: Classics pathway

The Antiquity MA: Classics pathway is for students interested in advanced study of any aspect of Greco-Roman civilisation. Modules emphasise independent interpretation of primary evidence, and encourage you to draw connections across [more...]

Antiquity MA: Egyptology pathway

The Antiquity MA: Egyptology pathway provides training in archaeological and historical approaches to the study of Ancient Egyptian civilisation across its long history, as well as in Egyptian language.

Working with [more...]

Anthropology and Classical Literature and Civilisation BA

Studying Anthropology and Classical Literature and Civilisation will enable you to develop a distinctive set of skills and attributes. Like other BA students, you will learn how to search for, select from and evaluate sources of [more...]

Antiquity MA: Late Antiquity pathway

The Antiquity MA: Late Antiquity pathway explores the transformation of the Roman World in the period AD 300–700. It examines major debates about the period, tackling historical, textual, archaeological and art historical material. [more...]

Antiquity MA: Roman History and Archaeology pathway

The Antiquity MA: Roman History and Archaeology pathway focuses on the study of one of the world’s great empires, encompassing both history and archaeology, and tracing the development of imperialism in the west. You will gain an in-depth [more...]

Archaeology MRes

This versatile programme provides a basis both for doctoral study and for career development in archaeology and in heritage and cultural environment professions. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in [more...]

Egyptology MRes

This programme offers an opportunity to deepen and develop expertise in Egyptology, whether as preparation for doctoral study or in order to undertake scholarly research as an enrichment of undergraduate study or for career development [more...]

Antiquity MA

Our MA in Antiquity offers a choice of eight pathways: Ancient History, Byzantine Studies, Classics, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, European Archaeology, Late Antiquity and Roman History and Archaeology. The pathway chosen will define the [more...]

Classics MRes

This programme offers a unique opportunity to deepen and develop your knowledge of classical antiquity by combining a substantial (20,000 words) research dissertation with research training and taught elements. It can lead to doctoral [more...]

Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a range of areas across the disciplines of Classics and Ancient History (including Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology). Subject to programme requirements, you can also [more...]

Cuneiform and Ancient Near Eastern Studies MRes

This programme provides an introduction to the Akkadian and Sumerian languages and to the cuneiform script within the context of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East. It comprises a major individual research project, supervised [more...]

Joint Honours

A Joint Honours degree programme involving the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme. Joint Honours students are simply required to choose fewer topics from the range of options available in each half of the programme..

Ancient History open day talks 2014

Classical Literature and Civilisation open day talk