Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History comprises a thriving, world-class team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and delivering teaching to the highest standards, with top student satisfaction.

We have internationally recognised strengths in prehistoric, Graeco-Roman, historical and scientific archaeology, uniquely blended with ancient historical analyses of the cultures, economies and politics of the classical world.


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Why choose us?

We offer an exciting range of campus-based and distance learning courses, for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, in a friendly, helpful and supportive working environment. We have excellent teaching and research facilities and a collaboration with a professional archaeological unit, all under one roof. 

We have the highest ranking for our research, nationally and internationally, and offer quality support for PhD research students.

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Leicester, 19 May 2014

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The University of Leicester Archaeological Services is an independent professional unit covering all types of archaeology across the Midlands

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School of Archaeology and Ancient History,
University of Leicester, University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH

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queen's anniversary prize

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement.

Thinking of doing a Masters in Archaeology or Ancient History? See the Masters Excellence Studentships. See also Open Scholarships 2014 for International Students. Closing dates - end May.

Oliver Harris’ field project (The Ardnamurchan Transitions Project) has won the Archaeological Training Forum award at the Institute for Archaeologists' conference

The 25th Theoretical Roman Archaeology conference (TRAC2015) to be held at Leicester.

Ice Age hunters at Bradgate Park - new discoveries by ULAS

OBE for Richard Buckley for services to archaeology, and Current Archaeology's 'Archaeologist of the Year'!

4th in the UK for archaeology - in the Guardian's University Guide

Richard III work also wins European Excellence Award 2013 Times Higher Education Research Project of the YearCurrent Archaeology research project of the year; gold in CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2013.

Operation Nightingale Award-winning collaboration with Ministry of Defence and TimeTeam.

Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project

Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project

School’s Research Seminars

The latest School Bulletin

Also see our News and Events, and Departmental News

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