Classic and Ancient History

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One will find an extraordinarily diverse group of graduates in this sector – among which Martha Kearney, BBC Radio presenter and  the Investor, Venture capitalist Michael Moritz   –  that demonstrates that the study of Classic and Ancient History can provide a foundation from which to pursue interests in many different fields. According to the QS World University Rankings 2015, Europe has 47 of the Top 100 universities in the world offering courses in history in which one can find an unparalleled range of undergraduate and graduate courses, catering for a huge range of interests. The top 2 European universities found in the QS World University Rankings 2016 which are both found in UK, are The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford . The Cambridge Classics department is at the cutting-edge of research into all aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world whilst the Oxford Classics faculty is the largest in the world, and Classics students never have the sense of being in a small minority within the university: over 150 undergraduates and almost 100 graduates are admitted to read classical subjects each year. EHEVF 2016 India and South Asia participant Leiden University (19) in the Netherlands also makes the QS Top 20, and its studies focus on classical Greek and Latin languages, as well as Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, Papyrology and Renaissance Latin; whilst Aarhus University in Denmark makes the Top100. University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland is well respected internationally and also makes the QS World University Rankings 2016 Top 100.

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