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The Department of Classics and Ancient History

  • Ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2016, we are renowned both nationally
    and internationally for innovative and intensive teaching and research, and have a strong record of securing funding. We have particular strengths in visual and material culture, history of medicine and the impact of the classical world in the post-Renaissance period.
  • Our high staff-to-student ratio means that if you are studying a taught course, you will benefit from more individual contact time with academics. All our postgraduates enjoy a vibrant and friendly postgraduate community.
  • In the latest GEMS career destination survey for Warwick graduates, 100% of our recent
    postgraduates had secured employment.
  • Graduate destinations include British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford; University Lecturer, Beirut, Lebanon; Commercial Planner, Marks and Spencer’s; Publishing Editor, Taylor and Francis; Curator, Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology.

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Related Podcasts

Professor Kevin Butcher asks: can coins help us reconstruct the original appearance of the giant temples of Heliopolis (modern Baalbek) in Lebanon?

Our students say...

I discovered a hugely supportive, enthusiastic and encouraging postgraduate community in the Classics department, where students and staff genuinely work as a team to bring the best out of each other and ensure that Warwick is a stimulating place to be. Many of the current PhD students have become like mentors to me... I am so glad that I decided to remain at Warwick.

Kathryn Thompson, MA Ancient Visual and Material Culture


Department of Classics and Ancient History

Dr Zahra Newby
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Classics and Ancient History
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
zahra dot newby at warwick dot ac dot uk

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