Department of Classics

About the Department of Classics

What do we do?

In the Department of Classics, we teach and research all aspects of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome – Greek and Latin language as well as Greek and Roman literature, history, art and life.

As a student at the University of Nottingham, you join a lively academic and social community. You will meet people from all walks of life, make like-minded friends and find yourself being challenged and stimulated throughout your studies.




Each year, The University of Nottingham proves to be one of the most popular higher education institutions in the UK. Nottingham is one of the strongest teaching departments in the country and was awarded the maximum score of 24 in the latest independent review of teaching quality.


The department's research strength has been acknowledged by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014): we were ranked equal 4th among Classics departments for world-leading research, ranking us equal 2nd among UK Classics departments outside Oxbridge.


Our students are widely respected for their ability to make the most of their work/life balance with many work experience opportunities available throughout your studies. As a result, the University boasts an excellent record for graduate employment (consistently being one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among top UK employers), and progression to postgraduate or professional qualifications.

As a graduate in Classics you will be provided with an excellent foundation for your future career and the many possibilities that this may entail.

For guidance through your degree and after graduating, the Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career and achieve your ambitions.

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Department of Classics
Humanities Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

t: +44 (0)115 951 4800
f: +44 (0)115 846 4811

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Department of Classics

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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