Discover the ancient world
Congratulations on your offer to study Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology or Egyptology!
Choose Manchester for a wealth of teaching and cultural resources. We are one of the largest departments of our kind in the UK, offering a multidisciplinary approach to the ancient world.
Top 10 in the UK for Classics and Ancient History (QS World University Rankings 2020).
Progressive training in Latin or Greek (whichever is relevant) at a suitable level in each of your three years.
Learning and support
A rich learning experience
Find out more about our updated learning experience.
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
A welcoming environment
Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology at Manchester has an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through your course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Most of our courses offer the opportunity to study abroad.
Studying abroad is a great way to experience different styles of learning, make new friends and get a great deal more out of your degree.
Careers and employability
We give you all the tools and knowledge you need to get started in a wide variety of careers.
Hear from our alumni and find out why Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK by top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2020).
Covid-19 and your course
Quality learning environment
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, we will provide you with a quality learning environment while adjusting to any changes in public health guidelines.
We have more than a decade’s experience with blended and online learning in Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology.
Our blended learning takes a number of shapes. We teach using a combination of asynchronous lectures and live seminars conducted via Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate.
To ensure students get the best learning experience, we have arranged digital tours of museums and heritage sites, as well as the use of 3D models for object handling and object study lessons.
We have also developed partnerships with museum and heritage institutions to provide content for our students.
Regardless of the current COVID situation, we take our support of students very seriously.
You will have a dedicated academic advisor and you will be able to see your advisor on a regular basis both on a one-to-one basis (with meetings conducted safely online) or in group settings.
Many students enjoy our more informal coffee meetings which are hosted by academic advisors and supervisors throughout the year.
All teaching staff also have weekly open office hours where you can meet and discuss questions or queries about specific courses you are taking.
Events for offer-holders
Make the right choice
Our offer holder sessions will answer any questions you have.
We will be holding events for offer holders in 2021. More details and registration information will be available soon.
Egyptology in lockdown
Discover more about Ancient Egypt from Dr Campell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the on-campus Manchester Museum.
Chat to our students
A student’s perspective
Find out more about life at Manchester directly from our students.
Chat with student ambassadors from your subject area. Ask any questions you have and get the answers only our students can give you.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- Ancient History BA
- Ancient History and Archaeology BA
- Ancient History and History BA
- Archaeology BA
- Archaeology and Anthropology BA
- Archaeology and History BA
- Classical Studies BA
- Classics BA
- Egyptology UGCert
- Egyptology UGDip
- Latin and English Literature BA
- Latin and Italian BA
- Latin and Linguistics BA
- Latin and Spanish BA
- Latin and French BA
Beyond your subject
Visit our offer-holder guide to university life
Your university experience is about more than your degree.
Find out where you could live, how we'll support you, what financial packages are available and how we'll help you develop the distinctive attributes of a Manchester graduate.
Accept your offer
This is your future
Log on to UCAS Track to accept or keep track of your offer.
This is how we'll keep in contact with you about what stage your offer is at. It's also where you can accept your offer and make Manchester your first choice for your future.