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Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology

Postgraduate culture

Exeter’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion & Theology brings together world-leading research and teaching in the two disciplines housed under its roof, all within a friendly, welcoming and energetic atmosphere.

Our academics are all active researchers who consistently attract funding from external sources including Leventis, Leverhulme, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This wide range of expertise in the department offers postgraduates the possibility of preparing for research degrees in one or more areas. We attach particular importance to the quality of research supervision and training in research methodology and to the integration of our postgraduates into our academic and research community. Scholars of international repute are frequent visitors.

Our research culture is built on inter-disciplinary communication and interaction, involving our research students at every level. and the department has close links to related fields including history, archaeology, philosophy, visual arts and linguistics.

Visit our staff profiles for details on individual staff research interests and publications.


PhD student Freddie talks about exploring the representation of time in two poems written by Ovid