Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology

Welcome to Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology

Staff expertise in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology at Swansea University focuses on the ancient cultures and languages of Greece, Rome and Egypt and how they have impacted on later and modern societies. Our staff are not only leading scholars in their field but also committed to teaching and public engagement. We work with museums, heritage bodies and classical language organisations. Students are able to benefit from these links in a variety of different ways from placements to research opportunities.

We pride ourselves on our high-quality teaching and employ a wide variety of methods that extend far beyond the conventional lecture and seminar. Our students are involved in group work, presentations, placements, projects, field trips and even making models of ancient machines of warfare. Our aim is to make studying as stimulating as possible, whilst also developing students’ skills in preparation for the workplace.

Students also benefit from how our teaching is informed by our research. Our staff have published a wide range of books and articles, and the last assessment of our research, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), ranked History/Ancient History at Swansea in the top thirty in the UK for the quality of our publications, our research environment and the impact of our research.

Take a look at what our students say about their study experience 

Our graduates work in heritage, museums and archives, media, marketing, recruitment, business, teaching and the public sector. Find out more ...

We offer a summer school in ancient languages - find out more ...