University Subject Tables 2017
The Archaic period is arguably one of the most mystical and interesting epochs available to us. The opportunity to study the social climate which sired the beginnings of democracy, read the work of great poets like Homer, or even question the methods of Herodotus and Thucydides, can be as rewarding as it is intriguing. If this is all more than just Greek to you, use our Classics & Ancient History rankings.
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Classics & Ancient History — North East
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Up to second place from fourth in 2016's League Table is Durham University. Research Quality is a particular highlight at this Russell Group University, and as you would expect, Entry Standards are high.
As England's oldest uni outside Oxford or Cambridge, Durham has an affinity with all things historical, and many see it as a bastion of higher education.
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Newcastle University has made a fantastic breakthrough into the Top 10 for Classics & Ancient History courses, coming in at eighth place. This is due mainly to good Graduate Prospects and Student Satisfaction, scoring at 76% and 4.22/6.00 respectively. Linguistic training in the classical languages that are studied is available, following how Latin and Greek have been taught at the uni since 1874.
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The maximum scores for the measures shown are as follows:
- Entry Standards: No maximum
- Student Satisfaction: 5.00
- Research Quality: 4.00
- Graduate Prospects: 100
- Overall Score: 100.0
All measures used to compile the tables are available on the full table.