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Durham University

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Department of Classics and Ancient History

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World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.



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 Civilisation, 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 97.4%. We are consistently ranked amongst the top Classics departments in the UK: fourth in the 2018 Complete University Guide; third in the 2019 Guardian University League Tables; fourth in the Times Good University Guide for 2017. We are regularly among the top Classics departments in the UK for graduate employability.


Upcoming Events

WCC - Wikipedia Editing Session at Durham

22nd March 2019, 13:00 to 15:00, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Ritson Room (CL007)

The Women’s Classical Committee (WCC) has an ongoing project to increase the visibility of female classical scholars on Wikipedia. Anyone can get involved – no previous experience or technical knowledge is necessary, just a computer and the willingness to learn!

There are monthly Wikipedia editing sessions and the next session is on Friday 22nd March from 1-3 p.m. This month we are excited to announce that we will be taking part, with Dr Stuart McKie leading the way. All staff, postdocs, and research PGs are welcome to participate. Just come along to the Ritson Room with a laptop and some enthusiasm and we'll take it from there.

If colleagues from other departments would also like to participate, they are welcome to do so and should email Stuart McKie to register their interest.

Contact stuart.n.mckie@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.



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

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Gold rated for teaching excellence and student outcomes

Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities

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