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

  • Thinking about a Career in High School Teaching?

    In October, the Department of Classics and Ancient History hosted a 'thinking about teaching?' event at which seven teachers or former teachers spoke articulately and passionately about their work. Find out why teaching in the field of Classics is so exciting!


    The University of Sydney will be closed from December 18 2014, reopening on 5 January 2015.
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