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Classics and Ancient History

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Top 10 in the UK for Classics and Ancient History

6th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Top 50 in the world for Classics and Ancient History

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

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Proactive Classics Society with successful student tutor scheme

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We are 4th in the UK for world-leading Classics research 

Based on 4* research in REF 2021

We are one of the largest and most successful departments of Classics and Ancient History in the UK and we offer exceptionally broad expertise across the full range of the traditional fields of classics.

Our academics are all active researchers who consistently attract funding from external sources including Leventis, Leverhulme, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

We take an interdisciplinary perspective and have close links to related fields including history, archaeology, philosophy, visual arts, and linguistics. This unusually wide range means that there is very considerable scope for postgraduate supervision. We have a reputation for both our high-quality teaching and strong research community: we ensure our excellent research enhances the experience of our students and we provide a stimulating environment for staff and students alike.

I spoke to my lecturers about which postgrad courses in the UK were widely regarded as the best – one of which was Exeter. Comparatively, the course at Exeter was the most exciting, with a wide range of research interests, and the opportunity to create my own independent study modules as part of my credit.

That’s what I think makes academia at Exeter so special – students are really encouraged to be independent thinkers, and the lecturers are always there to support you in that.

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Classics and Ancient History MA