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Reasons to study Classics and Ancient History at Warwick

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Our department received a 93% student satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2015. In 2016 we were ranked first among classics departments for academic support and for personal development.

High staff to student ratio


Strong staff to student ratio with many opportunities for one-to-one staff-student interaction.

The close campus university experience means people get to know each other well.

Flexible degrees


Flexible degrees with a wide choice of modules across Greek and Roman culture and language. You will have the chance to explore connections between the classical world and the civilisations of Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Find out more about our Undergraduate study

Innovative teaching


Our innovative and flexible teaching uses the latest techniques and technologies. Our hands-on learning includes regular trips to museums and classical sites.

Warwick has recently invested £20m in teaching and learning which inlcudes £15m for the first phase of a new teaching and learning Centre.

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Ranked 8th in the UK's Classics departments in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

80% of our research was rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent). In 2015/16 we had the highest research income per capita of any Classics department in the UK.

Postgraduate Community


We have a vibrant community of postgraduate students studying for MA, MPhil and PhD research degrees or taking taught Master's courses.

Find out more about our Postgraduate Study and How to Apply

Diverse research culture


Work with our internationally-diverse staff on joint projects and get involved with research at all levels from undergraduate to PhD.

Our research specialisms include Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, material culture, the cultures of the Second Sophistic and Late Antiquity, Greco-Arabic studies, the history of medicine, and the reception of Classical cultures in the Renaissance.

Career progress


Warwick is the number 1 most targeted university by the top 100 UK graduate recruiters.

Our Classics students go to jobs in accountancy, consultancy, asset management, high-street fashion, computer games and media as well as continue with further study and research.

Good University Guide


Ranked 4th in the UK's Classics departments in The Times Good University Guide / Guardian University Guide 2015 and 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2017.