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A long and proud history of international research in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Our specialisms include Greek and Roman literature, ancient history, Mediterranean archaeology, British prehistoric and historic archaeology, human evolution, African archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology and Egyptology. 

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 our department was ranked 5th in the UK. We offer post-graduates the opportunity to engage in research-led teaching across a wide range of ancient civilisations and languages, in an academically inspiring environment.

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Athenian treasury building

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PhD research

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Lego archaeologists

Research blogs

From PhD students to academic staff, get a behind the scenes look at our research on the blog.

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