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Research

The Department of Classics consists of around 25 permanent members of staff. At any one time, the Department usually also hosts up to around 15 postdoctoral researchers, fellows and academic visitors – as well as around 75 PhD students. This makes King’s Classics one of the most vibrant and exciting departments both in the UK and internationally.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Department was placed third in the UK according to the ‘power’ metric (which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity). In recent years the Department has regularly been awarded over 3 million pounds of external research funding per annum. 

The Department has a number of both MA and PhD awards available to students; within London, applicants to King’s have unrivalled success in attracting doctoral funding. During the academic year, the Department hosts fortnightly research seminars. Members of the Department also work closely with the Institute of Classical Studies to organise seminars, workshops and other events (during term-time, there is usually a classics research event every night of the week). 

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Postgraduate Research

The Department of Classics at King’s has a vibrant postgraduate research culture, with doctoral candidates contributing to teaching and research.

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Research centres

Research centres

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Expertise

Expertise

Our research specialisms cover all aspects of antiquity, with special reference to Greek and Roman…

Impact

Impact

We are committed to producing excellent research, especially in the areas of education, learning,…

Publications

Publications

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