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Study History, Classics and Archaeology

Study human experience across continents and cultures, from prehistory to the present. 

We are one of the few schools 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.

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

History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck

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