Classical & Archaeological Studies

Ten reasons to study Classical & Archaeological Studies at Kent

  1. Excellent ratings - The Guardian University Guide 2014 has ranked Kent 8th and 11th respectively for Classics and Archaeology. This means that the combination of teaching, student experience, and research in were consistently highly rated.

  2. Student satisfaction - Classical & Archaeological Studies has again achieved high rankings. In terms of overall student satisfaction, The Guardian University Guide 2014 rated Classics 5th in the UK, and 7th for Archaeology. This represents recognition by current students of our high quality and unique student experience.

  3. Inspirational teaching - At the very heart of a degree programme is the teaching, at Kent we have maintained small group teaching. We regard this as a fundamental aspect for students and all our modules include weekly seminars, in which students discuss, ask questions and actively learn. Some modules include the study of artefacts in a museum or active participation in archaeological fieldwork.

  4. Flexibility - Building on the bedrock of a successful first year, students have considerable freedom of choice over the subjects to be studied: some choose to exclusively study modules in Ancient History, Archaeology or Classical Literature; whilst others prefer a more interdisciplinary choice. You can even learn Ancient Greek or Latin, starting at beginners, intermediate or advanced levels.

  5. Research excellence - Research interests at Kent are various, and include Ancient History and Literature, Archaeology, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Medieval eras. C&AS is also part of several joint research projects, such as the Centre for the Centre for Heritage at Kent, the Centre for Late Antique Archaeology, and the Kent Archaeological Resource Centre.

  6. Employability - Classics and Archaeological Studies students go on to a wide range of careers, including Archaeology, Heritage industry, Business, Journalism, Civil Service and Teaching. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked Kent 6th in the UK for Archaeology graduates' employment prospects. The School of European Culture and Languages runs an employability programme each year especially for our students, as well as particular employability modules to enable you gain work experience alongside credits for your degree.

  7. Beautiful surroundings - Our green and spacious campus overlooks the historic city of Canterbury. As well as state-of-the-art academic facilities like the Templeman Library, the campus has plenty of bars, eateries, an independent cinema and theatre, sports centre an d recently re-vamped nightclub. Canterbury itself attracts visitors from far and wide and has many bars, restaurants and shops.

  8. A World Heritage Site - The Medieval city of Canterbury, itself based on the circuit of the Roman town walls, provides a point of reference for the study of Classical and Archaeological Studies. The city contains numerous museums, including a dedicated Roman museum, and is the home of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Students have opportunities to volunteer in museums and on archaeological projects in the area.

  9. Safety - The University of Kent also has its own campus security team – Campus Watch – to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors.

  10. Transport links - Canterbury has great transport links, with three European capitals – London, Paris, and Brussels - just a short distance away by train. Closer to home, the Kent coast can be reached in no time at all by bus or train – the picturesque fishing village of Whitstable is only eight miles away.

 

Tom Pinner

'I enjoyed the variety of modules. You can really tailor your degree to the areas you are interested in'

 

Tom Pinner, graduate 2014.

 

Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 18/11/2014