Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester
The School of Archaeology & Ancient History comprises a thriving, world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching. Our particular Archaeological strengths in prehistoric, Graeco-Roman, historical, and scientific archaeology are uniquely integrated with a large team of Ancient History experts who deal with the cultures, landscapes, economies, and politics of the Classical world.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published in December 2014, 74% of our research activity was classed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', placing us in the top half-dozen Archaeology departments in the UK. We rank 1st among UK Archaeology departments for the public impact of our research.
We also deliver teaching to the highest standards, with National Student Survey feedback indicating outstanding student satisfaction.
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.