Taught course

Archaeology: The Classical Mediterranean

University of Leicester · School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Entry requirements

Normally a good 2nd-class UK honours degree or equivalent in Archaeology or Ancient History/Classics.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

This postgraduate degree provides an exciting and challenging forum for you to explore the archaeology and history of the Classical Mediterranean world. You will study and interpret evidence from the Mediterranean to gain a deeper understanding of the societies and economies that shaped classical antiquity.

Our course questions the ways in which the classical past may be reconstructed and will equip you with the analytical skills to identify the debates surrounding textual and material sources, and encourage you to interrogate current perceptions of Greek and Roman societies.

During the course, you will learn to engage more critically with archaeological issues and debates developing skills in the analysis and evaluation of data of many kinds and from many sources. We seek to equip you with a broad critical understanding of both the potential and the limitations of different forms of archaeological evidence and develop your ability to present and use your sources effectively.

Information for international students

International applications are subject to the University's English language requirement. We are flexible about qualifications equivalent to a good 2nd-class UK degree.

Fees and funding

AHRC; departmental bursaries; self funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months


distance learning
18 months
full time
9 months


distance learning
8 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
+44 (0)116 252 2720