Department of Classics and Ancient History

Welcome to the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Classics and Ancient History has been taught at Sydney since the University's inception in 1852. The department is located in the historic main quadrangle and the adjunct Brennan/MacCallum buildings (map). We are the largest department of Classics and Ancient History in Australasia with an internationally renowned faculty.

The Department is administered by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. If you have already enrolled in an undergraduate degree, or are about to start one, we invite you to explore our offerings. We also offer several postgraduate research programmes and have a large and vibrant postgraduate community.

Latest News

  • Women, Stories, Opportunities: Careers for Women in the Arts and Social Sciences

    ArtSS Career-Ready is running a lunch-time forum on careers for women in the Arts and Social Sciences.
    Wednesday, 7 June 2017 
    12:00 - 2:00pm

  • Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue - Exhibition

    International exhibition featuring 2,000 year old artefacts from Pompeii, Sicily, Naples and Rome at the Australian Maritime Museum!
    Open until 30 August 2017national exhibition featuring 2,000 year old artefacts from Pompeii, Sicily, Naples and Rome.

  • Department's excellence in student experience survey

     

    The Associate Dean, Teaching has congratulated the Department for its excellent performance in the recently released 2016 results of the Student Experience Survey. This is a survey run by the Government, for first and final year undergraduates. It asks questions around five focus areas (skills development, learner engagement, teaching quality, student support and learning resources) as well as overall satisfaction. Classics and Ancient History performed the highest of all Departments in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney.