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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Department of Classics and Ancient History

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Classics and Ancient History at Durham University belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is one of the most vibrant Classics departments in the UK. Our academic staff specialise in a wide range of artistic, historical, literary, linguistic, cultural and philosophical aspects of the Graeco-Roman world.

In the REF2014 evaluation of research quality, the Department was ranked joint second in the UK. We stand in third place in the UK with respect to world leading research and joint first place in the UK for world leading or internationally excellent research impact and research environment. To find out more about REF2014, and the Department's results, see our REF results page.

The Durham Classics, Classical Past, and Ancient History degrees offer both academic rigour and an outstanding student experience. Student satisfaction with our degree programmes, as measured by the annual NSS Survey, stands at a fantastic 94%. We are consistently ranked amongst the top Classics departments in the UK: second in the 2017 Complete University Guide; third in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables; third (for the fourth year in a row) in the Times Good University Guide for 2016. We are regularly among the top Classics departments in the UK for graduate employability.


Contact Details

Department of Classics and Ancient History
38 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EU
England
Tel.: +44 (0)191 334 1670
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1671
Facebook: @DurhamClassics