In the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, students have discovered and developed these skills, both in class and through a range of fieldwork activities focused upon the ancient cities of Canterbury, Rome and Athens.
Our students explore the rich ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Egypt, looking at theatre, medicine and astronomy, law, philosophy, arts, crafts and religion, politics and warfare of those times, but also their own heritage.
Our graduates have pursued a wide array of careers, from management and consulting to international relations, and from broadcasting to tourism and education, as well as careers with museums and archaeological trusts.
The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies run a structured programme of employability initiatives including:
- Archaeological fieldwork training excavations and survey over the summer vacation open to all Classical & Archaeological Studies students
- Students also have the option to undertake an internship at a museum during the Spring term or during the Winter or Easter holidays
- We offer training in post-excavation processing and analysis of finds during the Autumn term, open to all Classical & Archaeological Studies students
- 'Classical Studies and Ancient History in the Classroom' is a module aimed at students who would like to follow a career in primary or secondary teaching, but is also suitable for those who would like to combine an academic course with work experience.
Discover what these Classical and Archaeological Studies graduates did next.
Archaeologist and Broadcaster
Dr Simon Elliott is a full time historian, archaeologist and broadcaster, after completing his PhD in Classical and Archaeological Studies.
Digital Learning Coordintor
Carolina Tenorio-Espinosa graduated with MA Ancient History (Canterbury and Rome) in 2019 and now works as a Digital Learning Coordinator at a leading business school.
Financial Recruitment Manager
Classical and Archaeological Studies alumnus, Michael Ivory, tells us what he has been doing since graduating from Kent in 2016.
Volunteer Manager at English Heritage
Professor Sophia Labadi caught up with former PhD student, Karl Goodwin, who has recently landed a management role with English Heritage.
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