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Study in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

Join our department to study human experience across continents and cultures, from prehistory to the present. Birkbeck was ranked in the top eight universities in the UK for its History research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

We are one of the few departments in the UK to include archaeologists, classicists and historians working on every period from prehistoric humans, Ancient Greece and Rome, to medieval, early modern and modern societies. Our expertise encompasses much of the globe, with over 40 specialists in, for example, medieval Byzantium, Tudor London, colonial India, modern China, Nazi Germany and much more.

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