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Prospective masters students

Postgraduate taught

We are one of the largest and most successful departments of Classics and Ancient History in the country and we offer exceptionally broad expertise across the full range of the traditional fields of classics. Since 2001, Classics and Ancient History has been on a steady trajectory of growth, giving it an atmosphere of energy and optimism. 

Our academics are all active researchers who consistently attract funding from external sources including Leventis, Leverhulme, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We take an interdisciplinary perspective and have close links to related fields including history, archaeology, philosophy, visual arts and linguistics. This unusually wide range means that there is very considerable scope for postgraduate supervision. Classics and Ancient History won the University of Exeter’s Students’ Guild Teaching Awards 2011 and 2014 awards for Subject with the Best Research Community, acknowledging the extent to which our excellent research enhances the experience of our students, and the stimulating environment we provide for staff, postgraduates and undergraduate students alike.

  • 4th in the UK for world-leading Classics research - Research Excellence Framework 2021
  • £1.2 million external research funding awarded - Academic years 2014–2018
Classics at Exeter?
Dr Richard Flower (Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History) gives an overview of Classics and Ancient History and what postgraduate students can expect at Exeter.