The Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies is a close-knit community driven by our curiosity about the ancient world. As archaeologists and philosophers, literary interpreters and historians, we are excited to introduce you to our 21st century approach to the exciting and influential civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome, and their connections with Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Unfortunately we are not able to welcome you to campus to visit us just yet but we hope to have the chance to meet you soon. In the meantime, on this page you will find more information about our staff, our degree programmes and the opportunities available to students in Classical & Archeological Studies.
What our students say...
“Canterbury is full of ancient history – perfect” Molly Sheldrake, BA (Hons) Ancient History, talks about studying in historic Canterbury and her plans for the future.
I love my studies, particularly Latin literature and early Roman Imperial history. Having graduated from Kent with a BA (Hons) in Classical and Archaeological Studies, I am now studying MA Ancient History.
Many of our courses give you the opportunity to develop practical skills alongside your knowledge and understanding of theory.
Guided by our expert technician and working closely with academic staff, you develop the technical expertise to look beneath the surface and analyse what you find. Our Archaeology Laboratory houses the latest equipment which helps you to analyse finds and date objects.
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The Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.