By choosing a postgraduate programme at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology you will be joining one of the most successful and respected institutions of its kind in the world, with an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and research.
The three subject areas, all recognised independently for their achievements, together create an outstanding global centre for the study of the human past. This was confirmed when the School was ranked collectively as third in the UK for its number of "world-leading" and "internationally excellent" researchers.
This result is largely due to the dynamic research ethos of the School: academics across our three subject areas and two centres are international leaders in their fields.
The School's recent move to the William Robertson Wing means that we enjoy state-of-the-art facilities within the stately facade of the University's old Medical School. They include dedicated postgraduate study areas, computer labs, a library and common room. Modern teaching facilities include smart boards for interactive presentations.
Our graduate community of over 300 students is truly international, making the School the ideal environment in which to share ideas, collaborate on research, gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals.
The active intellectual and social life involves regular workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia across all three subject areas, as well as many informal gatherings and events.
Many courses provide opportunities to participate in fieldwork and 'hands-on' research to complement their rigorous academic elements. Every programme also equips students with a range of important transferable skills that will enhance their career prospects in their chosen area.
In addition to the programme-specific skills and training in advanced research methods, you can gain:
All of these skills are highly valued by prospective employers; they will also provide a sound basis for advanced research in your field.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013