Archaeology and Ancient History

Support for teachers

If you are a teacher looking to bring classics and/or archaeology into your classroom, find out more about our teaching support, which includes training, consultancy and more. Browse our teaching resources to find material you can integrate into your curriculum.


staff members sitting togetherIn partnership with Classics for All, we support:

  • Those seeking to introduce the study of classical subjects to their schools for the first time
  • Those already teaching classical subjects

We run CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions tailored for both groups of teachers.

We are running CPD events throughout the year. For further information and to book a place, please contact us at

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Flexible learning opportunities for teachers

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology BA

Our Ancient History and Classical Archaeology BA by distance learning uniquely brings the two disciplines together. It is possible to study up to two level 1 or 2 modules without registering for a formal qualification - ideal if you wish to gain knowledge and experience to support the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History at GCSE and A-Level.

Languages at Leicester

The University's Languages at Leicester programme offers evening classes and intensive summer schools in Latin and Greek.


We provide:

  • Academic consultancy
  • Outreach activities linked to our field schools at Chester Farm (Northants.) and Oakham Castle
  • Resources linked to local archaeological discoveries and heritage
  • Support for archaeology in the curriculum, e.g. the teaching of prehistory at KS2
  • Student volunteer support for classroom activities
  • A programme of activities linked to our excavations

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Archaeology education for teachers

Archaeology BA

Our Archaeology BA by distance learning will introduce you to key themes in the study of archaeology and enable you to further your knowledge of the wide chronological and geographical range of the discipline. You will develop your ability to draw upon appropriate archaeological theories, methods, techniques and concepts in order to develop your understanding of the past through material culture and other residues. It is possible to study up to two level 1 or 2 modules without registering for a formal qualification - ideal if you want to gain knowledge and experience to support teaching of archaeological studies in school.

Archaeology and Heritage MA

We also offer an Archaeology and Heritage MA by distance learning. You will explore in a critical way how archaeologists and others may engage with and interpret archaeological monuments, sites and landscapes to various audiences within 'public archaeology'. The role and value of archaeology in education and society, in the broadest sense, is critically examined, exploring its educational roles in fundamental debates concerning the human condition and who we are, as well as the nature of archaeological record and the past.

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