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Literary Interactions under Nerva Trajan and Hadrian

BA-Leverhulme research project on Latin and Greek literary culture during the reigns of Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian


Research podcasts

Dr Coulston introduces his work on Trajan's column in a contribution to the School of Classics research podcast series.


Joint research project

The schools of Classics and Computer Science produced a virtual reconstruction of Acropolis Basilica, Sparta, based on evidence revealed during its excavation


Science and Empire in the Roman World

The LOGOS centre directed a three-year research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, on the relationship between scientific enterprise and imperialism during the Roman Empire.


The School of Classics offers five primary undergraduate programmes: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Classics, Greek and Latin.
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The School offers taught postgraduate degrees in Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek, Latin, and Greek & Latin.
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All prospective students are welcome to arrange to visit the School on undergraduate or postgraduate visiting days .

Research & Postgraduate Study

We have one of the largest communities of researchers and postgraduate students in the UK, working across the full range of Greek and Latin literature, Ancient History, Art & Archaeology and Ancient Philosophy. In the REF 2014 research assessment exercise we were ranked 2nd equal overall among UK Classics departments (by grade point average). 92% of the School’s research was rated either world-leading or internationally excellent: we ranked 1st in the UK on that measure. We were ranked 4th equal in the UK for research impact, and 4th equal for research environment. Our seminar and conference programmes contribute to a stimulating intellectual environment, that promotes successful postgraduate study and research. The School has a strong social identity and offers excellent working conditions. All postgraduates receive some financial support. A limited number of full and part scholarships are also available.

Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme

50 internships available for undergraduates in their penultimate year. Application deadline 9th February 2015. Please contact a member of staff to discuss your research proposal.