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Classics and Ancient History

Study the ancient world in a contemporary environment with a distinguished international reputation.

A modern take on the Ancient World

Our Classics and Ancient History community brings together international experts working on Ancient Greek and Latin cultures, literature and languagesWe have a broad base of expertise, ranging from Archaic Greece to the early Byzantine periods, and work together with colleagues across the University and with external partners (e.g., British Schools at Athens and Rome) to create a diverse, inclusive and nurturing environment to produce world-leading teaching and research. 

To learn more about our staff please visit our people pages.

Studying Classics and Ancient History

Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle University has a long and distinguished reputation. Latin and Greek have been taught here since 1874, and Ancient History and Classical Archaeology since 1910 and 1931 respectively.

Our staff include scholars of outstanding international reputation. Our research covers all major aspects of the study of the ancient world.

My course is intellectually stimulating.

93% of students agreed, National Student Survey 2021

We also provide the opportunity for you to combine your studies with other Newcastle University disciplines such as Archaeology or English. 

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