Welcome to the department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia!
We offer a unique opportunity to explore the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. Our remarkably diverse faculty includes world experts on the archaeology, history, languages, literatures, and religions of ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome, including Judaism, Christianity, and early Islam.
We offer four graduate degrees at the M.A. level and two at the PhD level: the PhD in Classics (with possible specializations in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology) and the PhD in Religious Studies.
Programs at a glance: a quick summary of MA and PhD degrees offered, with links to full descriptions of each program
MA in Ancient Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity
MA in Classical Archaeology
MA in Classics
MA in Religious Studies
PhD in Classics
PhD in Classics: Ancient History
PhD in Classics: Classical Archaeology
PhD in Religious Studies
Other courses: listings and descriptions of classes (both graduate and undergraduate) offered by the department
Graduate reading lists: the texts that are required reading for comprehensive examinations
Funding: scholarships and awards available
For further information, please contact:
Director of Graduate Studies: Thomas Schneider, email@example.com
Classical Archaeology & Near Eastern Studies: Hector Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Studies: Robert Cousland, email@example.com
Classics: C. W. Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity: Robert Cousland, email@example.com