Department of Classics and Archaeology

Our students

Past and present students share what it's really like studying in the Department of Classics and Archaeology.

Current students

Ciara Murphy standing outside an ancient building with her arms in the air

Ciara Murphy, second-year Classical Civilisation

I took a gap year after college, because I had applied to do business. Then I realised actually, ‘I can’t see myself doing a three- or four-year degree in that. I want to do something that I’m going to be really passionate about’. 
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Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker, second-year Classical Civilisation

If I’m reading about art, it just makes me happy. It’s like a puzzle clicking into place, I just love it. Why wouldn’t I want to do my career in something that I love and am good at?

Emily LeHegarat, first-year Archaeology

I thought archaeology is really interesting, as you get to see how history is made and the science is accessible, and I could learn how to do it. It was hands-on, but also humanities, which I like.


Our graduates


Jennifer Hatton – Senior Visitor Experience Manager at the Natural History Museum

BSc Archaeology graduate, 2016 

Because archaeology is a small course you really got to know the staff. They were the most amazing group of academics and were so supportive.

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Black and white photo of a young white man wearing an anorak with short hair and glasses. He is standing in front of an old wall constructed from large stone blocks.

David Hanks – Collections Manager for English Heritage

BA Archaeology graduate, 2015 

One of my favourite modules was 'Introduction to Roman Archaeology’. It was one of the first modules I started and it really reaffirmed that this subject was the right step for me. 

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Miriam Zendle, Classical Civilisation graduate, sitting outdoors on a yoga mat

Miriam Zendle – Digital Content Manager, Writer, Editor and Yoga Teacher

BA Classical Civilisation graduate, 2007 

I took advice from relevant people, who said "do work experience around the things you want to do and do a degree in what you love". So I chose Classical Civilisation and I did loads and loads of work experience on the side. 

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Department of Classics and Archaeology

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