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.

Potential supervisors

Graduate seminars (past and present)

Current Graduate Courses: listings and descriptions of graduate courses offered by the department

Graduate reading liststhe texts that are required reading for comprehensive examinations

Funding: scholarships and awards available

Application procedure

For further information, please contact:

Director of Graduate Studies:  Lisa Cooper (

Graduate Program Coordinator: Odessa Cadieux-Rey (