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Studying Classics and Ancient History

Studying Classics and Ancient History

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

Long and distinguished history

Classics and ancient history at Newcastle University has a long and distinguished reputation. We've been teaching Latin and Greek here since 1874. We've taught ancient history and classical archaeology since 1910 and 1931 respectively.

My course is intellectually stimulating.

88% of students agreed, National Student Survey 2020

International reputation

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

Classics at Newcastle has won praise for its:

  • innovative approach to language teaching
  • close connection between teaching and research

Research-led teaching

Our research was highly rated in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and heavily informs our teaching. Many of our publications were considered world-leading for originality, significance and rigour.