School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Undergraduate Classics & Ancient History

Undergraduate Classics and Ancient History

Our undergraduate degrees in classics and ancient history explore the ancient world through the study of literature, art, philosophy and language.

Newcastle is an exciting place to study classics and ancient history. We have a lively and dedicated team of lecturers and excellent facilities.

Classical languages are not compulsory in all programmes. We offer beginners' language modules for students who wish to try their hand at Greek and/or Latin.

Classics and ancient history students have the opportunity to study abroad at a continental European university in stage two or three.


Students at Great North Museum: Hancock (on campus)

Our degree programmes

We offer a range of undergraduate degree programmes. Our degrees can be:

  • single honours (a degree that concentrates on one main subject)
  • joint honours (study two complementary subjects as part of a single degree programme)
  • Combined Honours (a flexible degree programme that allows you to study two or three subjects together)

We offer the following single honours classics and ancient history degree programmes:

You can also study classics or ancient history within the following joint and combined programmes:

We also offer undergraduate degrees in history and archaeology.

International and exchange students

We welcome applications from international, Erasmus, study-abroad and exchange students. For further information, visit our International and Exchange Students page