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Classical and Archaeological Studies, BA (Hons)

University of Kent, the United Kingdom

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About Classical and Archaeological Studies, BA (Hons) - at University of Kent

Discover civilisations from the Minoan and Mycenean period, up to classical Greece, Republican Rome and early Christianity, working alongside world-leading experts, including practicing archaeologists and historians.

Explore the ancient world in its global context, and develop a 21st-century approach to the fascinating, influential, and controversial civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome, and their connections with Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

'You can walk across the fields and there's Roman pottery all over the place! We've already done a geophysical survey with a magnetometer, which shows you features in the ground. We think there was a tile-making settlement there and we've found the tile kilns. It's just a little fieldwork training dig we are doing.'

Kelsey Bennett, BA Classical and Archaeological Studies with a Year Abroad

In your first year, you'll take an introductory module on archaeology and a further module that uses the greatest archaeological sites from antiquity to introduce you to key issues in the field. You will also learn how to combine material and literary evidence in our introductory modules on the civilisations of Greece and Rome. You can choose to study local archaeology with a practicing field archaeologist, beginners Latin or Greek, and classical literature and mythology.

The second and third years of the programme can be tailored to your interests. You can study British Iron Age archaeology, the latest techniques and methods in professional archaeology, and a fieldwork practice module which gives hands-on experience of excavation in Roman villas and Iron Age hill forts. You can also apply for our placement modules, spending time on an internship in a museum or school, and can study a range of options in Egyptology, early Greece, and ancient languages and literature.

In your final year, you will receive expert supervision on a written dissertation or a material-culture project (capstone project) of your choosing, alongside your optional modules.

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The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships. The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree starting in September 2024, based at our UK campuses. Find out how to apply.

For international students starting a postgraduate taught course in September 2024 at one of our UK campuses, we have several scholarships available. Check if you are eligible to apply and get more information on our scholarship's webpages.  

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