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Study classics

Our programmes offer rich opportunities to study the ancient Greek and Roman world, ranging across history, literature, archaeology and philosophy.

You will be encouraged to debate how we interpret Greek and Roman antiquity and why this matters, with specialist option modules on refugees and exiles in antiquity, ancient political thought and the archaeology of Roman slavery. You also have the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Latin language from beginners to advanced level.

The nature of our knowledge about the past and the way in which histories and texts are written are key concerns and we make the most of our location, with the British Museum and fantastic research libraries among our neighbours.

Birkbeck was ranked in the top eight universities in the UK for its History, Classics and Archaeology research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

Classics at Birkbeck

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