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Classics and Ancient History

Painted wall in Pompeii city

About Classics and Ancient History at Manchester

The study of the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome has a long and distinguished history at The University of Manchester, with an excellent record in both teaching and research.

Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester is one of the largest and liveliest centres for the study of the classical world in Europe, numbering seventeen members of permanent academic staff further supported by a strong group of temporary and part-time staff, a vibrant community of some thirty-five postgraduate students, and about 300 of our own undergraduates.

We pride ourselves especially on the excellent classical collections of the University Library, together with the Special Collections of the John Rylands Library, a scholar’s treasure trove with considerable unexploited potential.