About us

A mantlepiece in the Adam Room, Grove House, showing the Choice of Hercules.

Classics courses began at the University of Roehampton in 2001, and we’ve had a single-honours programme since 2005. Our programme has always had a strong emphasis on employability built into it, and we’re ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Classics (Guardian University Guide 2018). We’re currently expanding, and by January will have ten full-time members of staff. We’re all active researchers, and are all equally dedicated and enthusiastic teachers – our research informs our teaching and our teaching informs our research. As a team we’ve won a Roehampton Teaching Fellowship ‘for excellence in teaching and learning’.

If you want to read more about the ethos behind our programme, see Rosemary Barrow, Charlotte Behr, Susan Deacy, Fiona McHardy and Kathryn Tempest, ‘Embedding Employability into a Classics Curriculum: The Classical Civilisation Bachelor of Arts programme at Roehampton University’, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, vol. 9, no. 3 (2010), pp. 339-352.