Kent, University of, Classical and Archaeological studies department

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Archaeology at Kent was ranked 4th and Classics was ranked 8th for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 201. Kent offers a range of courses covering Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics. Students have considerable freedom of choice over the subjects to be studied: one can exclusively study modules in Ancient History, Archaeology or Classical Literature; or opt for a more interdisciplinary choice from two or even three of these subject areas.

What they Say:

Much of European civilisation grew out of the classical world, so it is not surprising that its study is still highly relevant today. Classical & Archaeological Studies offers a hugely interesting and varied range of subjects, such as literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy, all of which are connected to the study of ancient civilisation. At Kent you can do elements from all these areas inside one programme if you want to, or you can follow a more specialised pathway, in literature, history or archaeology. You also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at both beginners’, intermediate and advanced level.

The Department’s undergraduate programme was rated 7/10 for ‘value added’ in the Guardian University Guide 2011 and was rated 9th in the UK in terms of employment prospects of its graduates in Archaeology by the Independent Complete University Guide 2010. Our students hold Classical & Archaeological Studies teaching and teachers in the highest regard, with all our modules being popular(see link below for more details). Applications to study with us at both undergraduate and post-graduate level have increased over the past year (there were no places for candidates entering Clearing this summer).

What We Say:

Kent focusses on the 1st millennia BC and AD with a bias towards Greek and Roman Archaeology; with a unique specialism in archaeo-astronomy in ancient Greece. Another specialism is Transmanche Archaeology with Universities in Belgium (Ghent) and northern France. Kent also boasts a Centre for the history of Archaeology, housing the Colin Renfrew Orkney Photographic Archive.

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