13th in the UK (Classics and Ancient History)

Guardian University League Table, 2019

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Classics MRes

Masters courses

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
  • philosophy
  • religion
  • 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.


of our research outputs considered 'world leading'

REF 2014

Careers and employability




Why study MRes Classics?

Beth and Claudia reveal why MRes Classics is highly relevant across a range of industries today.

Karen Fox
Student | MRes Classics
"The Brotherton library is full of wonderful books, some of which are over 100 years old but are still vital to a Classicist's research."