201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Museum and Classical Studies - University of Reading

This joint honours course combines the contemporary theory and practice of museum studies with the study of the classical world through literature, material culture, and history. Develop as a museum professional and gain hands-on experience at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology and our other University museums on this undergraduate degree. Communicate to an audience through the use of artefacts, develop the skills needed to engage with a number of different museum careers and examine the theories behind museums and their role in society. We focus on the contemporary theory and practice of museum studies. Learn to think and research like a museum professional while gaining hands-on experience at our three on-site museums and special collections. You'll be encouraged to research the environment that artefacts are displayed in, how they are catalogued, and the meanings that they hold for different audiences. You will learn how to design, create and evaluate your own exhibitions. Study alongside professional curators, conservationists and archivists on these exciting and individual Museum Studies undergraduate degrees. Teaching staff are all practising professionals, including curators, conservators and archivists, and use a combination of problem solving and enquiry-based learning techniques to teach you. Explore the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. You will have the opportunity to study different genres of ancient literature alongside your choice of modules in areas including history, art, and language. Enhance your knowledge of the ancient world through optional Latin and Greek modules, or broaden your understanding by looking at the Classical past in film or through archaeology. The Department of Classics offers one of the widest ranges of specialist subjects in the UK, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Our expertise provides an opportunity to study other cultures such as ancient Egypt; we can even teach you hieroglyphics. We are ranked sixth in the UK for research overall, third in the UK for research output (Times Higher Education Institutions ranked by subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014 - Classics), and 100% of our research impact has been recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 - Classics), which feeds directly into your learning. Apply for our annual travel bursary for independent study-related travel, or join our own study trips. You can also apply to study at the British School at Athens and the British School at Rome, which both offer summer school opportunities to University of Reading students. A further option is to attend one of our partner universities through the Erasmus+ programme. Volunteer and undertake a number of work placements to gain hands-on experience. The Department has great connections with conservators, learning specialists and funding and policy specialists, as well as with a large number of museums, including local institutions such as the Reading Museum, the Royal Berkshire Medical Museum and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' Museum of Technology. Additionally, the Classics Department has close links to overseas institutions including the University of Malta. Choose to study abroad for part of your degree through the Erasmus+ programme, and gain first-hand experience of life in another culture. **Careers** A degree in Museum and Classical Studies will provide strong transferable skills, and first-hand experience in handling objects, delivering presentations, and investigating other cultures in depth. You will learn to think and research like a museum professional. Our course is designed with employability and specific career paths in mind, giving you a head start in the heritage sector. Previous graduates have found employment in the Australian government, the National Trust and the Science Museum.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,070