Dr Rosie Wyles shares the highlights of studying at Kent

We caught up with Lecturer in Classical History and Literature, Dr Rosie Wyles, to find out more about studying at the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at Kent. Dr Wyles shares the highlights:

1. No more exams: most assessment is coursework-based and encourages you to innovate and be creative. Learn how to develop your own classical computer game with Dr Lowe in his Classics and Computer Games module, or write and record your own documentary with Dr Burden-Strevens in The Crisis of the Late Republic.

2. A first year you’ll love: our first-year modules have been designed to give you the skills to make a smooth transition to university-level study and are on topics that you’ll love. Try Classical Mythology with Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas, the gritty Insults in Classical Literature or maybe you’d like to pick up ancient Greek or Latin? We don’t assume any prior knowledge so go for it!

3. Antiquity beyond Greece and Rome: With us, you won’t just study Classical Athens or Augustan Rome. Take our optional modules in Greco-Roman Egypt, Mediterranean Empires from Carthage to the Indus, or Roman Britain to learn the full range of antiquity, from ancient India under Greek rule to the glory days of the Carthaginian Empire. Or perhaps you want to include a ‘wild module’ from a different department – we offer the flexibility for you to do this!

4. Fieldwork, trips, internships: Travelling to local sites, London and Europe is easy from Kent. Recent guided site-visits with expert historians and archaeologists have included: Rome, Ostia, Hadrian’s villa at Tivoli, and Pompeii. Forthcoming trips include a week in Roman Gaul (southern France) and an archaeological tour of ancient Ephesus in Turkey. Whichever degree programme you select, you can get involved with digs and be part of a team discovering the ancient past first-hand. You’ll also discover internship and work experience opportunities (both within modules and through the Employability Points Scheme).

5. Our friendly and dynamic department: Our world-leading professors in the fields of archaeology and heritage and enthusiastic lecturers are bursting to share their knowledge with you. We are proud to be regularly nominated by our students for the ‘Above and Beyond Teaching Awards’ and we love working alongside the awesome student Classics society (KCAS) to build a vibrant community of staff and students exploring the ancient world together #kentiquity.

6. An unbeatable setting: Immerse yourself in history amongst medieval abbeys, Canterbury cathedral, barrows, hill forts, Roman camps, and Norman castles and study the ancient world in the midst of stunning surroundings – we have beaches, woodlands, vineyards and orchards on our doorstep. Live the dream.

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