Archaeology and Ancient History

Our aim as archaeologists and ancient historians is to enhance our understanding of the diverse societies of the past through the traces they have left in the form of material objects and texts.

By choosing to study Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester, you will join a lively academic community committed to helping you to make your own contribution to our understanding of the past.

We have a world-leading reputation with outstanding strengths in both Archaeology and Ancient History.

We cover a wide chronological span, with our archaeologists exploring early societies from the dawn of agriculture through to the very recent past; and our ancient historians having expertise from geometric Greece to late antiquity. We also offer a broad geographical perspective, spanning the world from China to the Caribbean, and from Northumbria to North Africa.

You will have the chance to study a wide array of topics during your time here, but our staff have particular expertise in Prehistory, Historical Archaeology, and Archaeological Theory; as well as Roman Archaeology, the Hellenistic world, and social and cultural history.

We pride ourselves in working together as a combined School of Archaeology and Ancient History. It means that we can adopt exciting and innovative approaches to exploring the past.