Professor Barbara Borg, Head of Classics and Ancient History
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- 3rd in the UK for world leading research1
- 8 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
- 4th for Classics in The Times Good University Guide 2013; and 6th in The Complete University Guide 2014
- 5th amongst the Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2012)2
Message from the Head of Classics and Ancient History, Professor Barbara Borg
In choosing to study with us, you will be joining one of the largest and most successful departments of Classics and Ancient History in the country, which offers exceptionally broad expertise across the full range of the traditional fields of classics including the disciplines of Greek and Latin language and literature as well as Ancient History, including Ancient Philosophy and Classical Archaeology. We have 18 full members of staff, as well as research fellows, professors, emeriti, and other scholars associated with the department whom you will encounter during your time here.
You will find that both in our research and in our teaching we take an interdisciplinary perspective, and we have close links to other departments, both in the College of Humanities and beyond, including history, archaeology, philosophy, theology and foreign languages.
We have a strong ethos of research-inspired teaching at all levels, we have a dynamic, vibrant Postgraduate community, and our Postgraduates are actively involved in our conferences, research seminars, and other departmental activities. We are all highly research-active, internationally engaged, interested in interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, and driven by a genuine curiosity for our fields.
Professor Barbara Borg
Head of Classics and Ancient History
1 RAE 2008 based on percentage of research categorised as 4*
2 based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities