13th in the UK (Classics and Ancient History)
Guardian University League Table, 2019
Classics has been a part of the University of Leeds from the very beginning: the Chairs of Latin and Greek date from 1904, the year in which the University of Leeds became an independent body.
Whilst retaining our traditional focus and expertise around Greek and Roman language and literature, we have since branched out into other exciting areas of research which feed into our teaching, such as:
- ancient culture and values
- material culture
- the reception of the classical world in more modern times.
Our students come from across the UK, and in recent years we’ve welcomed students from Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Canada and China. Our School offers a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities and events to enjoy.
The MRes Classics combines opportunities for independent exploration with teaching informed by cutting-edge research, allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of classical studies. You'll engage critically with both the texts and lived experiences of Greek and Roman antiquity, as well as their reception by later societies.
As a Classics postgraduate researcher, you will join a thriving close-knit postgraduate community that brings together people from many different countries and cultures. We offer expertise in a wide range of areas, allowing you to explore your personal interests in great depth with support from leading scholars in your field.