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Reasons to study Classics and Ancient History at Warwick

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.

High staff to student ratio


Strong staff to student ratio (1:12.6) 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

Award winning department

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Both staff and students have been awarded numerous awards for their teaching excellence, community engagement and other activities.

Research excellence


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 2014/15 and 2015/16 we were ranked first among Classics departments in the UK for research income per capita. This means you will be taught by recognised experts at the forefront of their fields.

International opportunities


Those on a Study in Europe degree have the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Italy. There are also opportunities to study for a year at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), to conduct your own research project abroad over the summer, or to participate in a summer school in Greece or Italy.

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 ancient literature and thought, Greek and Roman history, material culture, Greco-Arabic studies, the history of medicine, numismatics (coinage and money), epigraphy (inscriptions), ancient space, global history and the reception of Classical cultures in the Renaissance.

Lively 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



Warwick is the third most targeted university by the UK's top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd.)

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. 82% of our 2015/16 Classics and Ancient History undergraduate students available for employment were in work or further study approximately six months after graduation. (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).