Embark on postgraduate study in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) at the University of Birmingham and become a part of an internationally acclaimed research community.

We bring together the study of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise in the history, culture, archaeology and languages of the ancient world

We are home to the Centre for byzantine, ottoman and Modern Greek Studies – the only research centre in the UK which brings all of these subjects together in a single unit.

Times Higher Education also ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. An outstanding 81% of our submitted research outputs were rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’.

The department offers a stimulating and supportive research environment for postgraduate study in all its disciplines. Our postgraduate community is vibrant and students are encouraged to enhance their learning through attendance at events, research seminars and conferences.

Yannis Nakas

By studying the history and archaeology of the classical antiquity one goes back to the origins of the modern civilization and explores a world uniquely diverse and exciting, especially the world of ancient Greece and Rome. With a highly qualified and experienced staff, excellent facilities (including the central library) and resources, the University leads the research of classics in the UK and Europe

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