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Classics and Ancient History at Durham University belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is one of the most vibrant Classics departments in the UK. Our academic staff specialise in a wide range of artistic, historical, literary, linguistic, cultural, and philosophical aspects of the Graeco-Roman world. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) we were ranked tied third for internationally excellent research: 65 % of our research has been rated as 4*, world leading.
Our 18 full-time members of staff are engaged in international-level research in most of the core disciplines of Classics, including the study of ancient literature, philosophy, history and epigraphy. This wealth of expertise has allowed us to develop some major interdisciplinary research groupings along with more distinctive lines as well. These include two major areas in which we host interdisciplinary research centres: the Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition, and the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.
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This is a specialist course geared towards preparing you for higher research in ancient philosophy - partly through direct research training, and partly through modules taught by experts in their field in small-group seminars. Read more
This is a course geared towards preparing you for higher research into the interaction of the classical world with the Near East - partly through direct research training, and partly through modules taught by experts in their field, in small-group seminars. Read more