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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Warwick has a small number of places available in clearing in Classics and Ancient History in 2016.

Warwick’s clearing hotline number will be 024 7653 3544 and it will open at 8am on Thursday 18th August.

Why study Classics and Ancient History at Warwick

Why study Classics and Ancient History at Warwick?

  • We design our degrees to be flexible, as you choose modules which reflect your evolving interests. In your first year you will build foundations, covering core subjects, and learning either Latin and/or Ancient Greek. After that, you will take the direction that’s best suited to you. At each stage, your tutors will be on hand to provide support and guidance. You may pursue a particular theme or subject area throughout your studies or combine modules relating to different fields; in any case, you will create a degree that is tailored to your intellectual interests and employment plans.
  • We’re a small and friendly department, with around 80 undergraduate students each year. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff-to-student ratio, which means that you’ll get the chance to develop strong relationships and benefit from regular one-to-one contact with us in an environment that supports you and your studies. You will make friends here – the size of our department lends itself to this. You’ll be surrounded by people who share your passions and encourage you to explore them further.
  • We’re always looking for ways to be innovative. We are known for using cutting-edge methodologies and techniques, as well as for experimenting in new ways to engage with the ancient world. Recent initiatives have included hands-on workshops in mosaic-design and sculpting, digital storytelling, video conferences with students at Monash University in Australia and trips to sites and museums within the UK.
  • Our approach is multi-disciplinary in nature. We provide genuinely interdisciplinary teaching, with many modules integrating the study of archaeology, history, art and literature. We also take a broad view of the classical world, approaching ancient Greek and Roman cultures in themselves, but also through their reception in subsequent eras.
  • You will be taught by an international team of experts who are leaders in their fields, and given the opportunity to participate in academic research. Our academics produce cutting-edge research with the most prestigious publishers in the field. We have been ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of research publications*. 80% of our research was rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Many of our Classics students take part in clubs and societies. The Classics Society hold weekly socials, organise visits to British and European destinations and prepare our annual production of an ancient play at the prestigious Warwick Arts Centre. The society also organises mentoring for first-years, with more experienced students sharing best practice and valuable insights from their perspective.

In the news

Warwick Classic academics contribute to biggest selling History magazine

This year several of the university’s academics from the Classics & Ancient History department have contributed to BBC History Magazine.


In the news - Classics

Meet our Classics and Ancient History blogger


Jivan has just finished her first year studying Classical Civilisation at Warwick. Read her latest blog, 'Is Classics at Warwick right for you?'

Watch Jivan's vlog for useful information on being a first year student at Warwick, such as her course and university life.

In the news

Dr Michael Scott presents his new book

Dr. Michael Scott, Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History, presents a richly coloured version of ancient history of East and West for our globalised world in his new book, Ancient Worlds.

Dr. Scott also uncovered the world of the ancient Greeks in 'Who Were the Greeks?' on BBC Two.


Dr Michael Scott presents his new book

Department of Classics and Ancient History online

Looking for more information?

Check out the Department of Classics and Ancient History website to find out more about the department and the modules available for your chosen course.

Societies for Classicists

A range of student societies

We have a very active Classics Society who run a variety of social events and provide academic support.

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