Classics BA (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: Q800
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33, with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered

Career prospects

Archaeology, Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology degrees from Liverpool provide you with a rigorous training experience that produces graduates with an unusual breadth of knowledge.

Our graduates are well equipped for a wide variety of careers in fields as diverse as journalism, heritage management, law, the civil service, teaching, business, IT and tourism. You can also go on to undertake further study and research degrees and our past students have had marked success in gaining employment in universities and major museums, locally, nationally and internationally.

Skills for success

Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology students can take part in our ‘Skills for Success’ programme; a series of workshops and events that enable you to gain essential life, academic and employability skills. You will learn about time management, team building, problem solving, communication and many more practical tips. And you will be able to put these skills into practice too, by making use of our many work placement opportunities.

Competition for graduate careers is now very fierce in the UK, with many more graduates in the market than was the case a number of years ago. As a result, employers are looking for more than just a good degree from a good university. They are looking for potential employees who have a real understanding of areas of work and have made significant efforts to research into and develop skills that may be useful in the workplace. Skills for Success includes an Employability Programme designed by specialist careers and employability advisers, helping you to build up your portfolio of skills and knowledge to enhance your job prospects and develop a successful career after you graduate.

Recent employers

  • The National Trust
  • English Heritage
  • Civil Service
  • Archaeology South East
  • Police Service
  • Apple.

Work experience opportunities

Students on archaeological programmes (including Ancient History and Archaeology) have the opportunity to take placements in the Garstang Museum and National Museums Liverpool, and to do fieldwork with projects in (amongst other locations) Turkey, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Egypt, Greece, Sicily, Jordan, Bulgaria, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Postgraduate opportunities

There are over 100 postgraduate students within the department, many from overseas, taking either taught MA or MSc programmes or pursuing their own personal research for the degree of MPhil and PhD. Our taught master’s programmes encompass Ancient History, Archaeology, Egyptology, Classics, Manx Studies and Palaeoanthropology.

Qualifying you for life

On our programmes you will develop skills including:

  • Project management
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • IT skills and the analysis of numerical data
  • Presentation skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

Campbell Price
Egyptology BA (Hons)

Manchester Museum

The city is incredibly friendly, vibrant, and easy to get around. The department is internationally renowned, and I’m always proud to be associated with it whenever I travel to conferences or to fieldwork abroad. The essential provision of hands on teaching with objects allowed me to develop my interest in Egyptian material culture. Without this focus, and the excellent opportunities to volunteer – and then work in – the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, I would not now have a full-time job in Egyptology at Manchester Museum.