Undergraduate Ancient Rome Summer School

What is the Summer School?

Every September the BSR welcomes around 25 undergraduates studying classics, ancient history, classical archaeology and related subjects in British or Irish universities for a 12-day intensive programme of visits to the sites, monuments and museums of ancient Rome and its vicinity, with a series of evening lectures.

Course director: Dr Robert Coates-Stephens (BSR Cary Fellow)

Programme for the 2013 course
2012 Course Report by Course Director

The Summer School provides a stimulating introduction to the topography of the city, its architecture and art, the latest discoveries and new developments in archaeological approaches.

Read here what others have thought


When is it?

Next course: 4-16 September 2014

What does it cost?

Course fee for 2014 : €975 for full board* accommodation in a shared room and including in-course travel and site fees but excluding travel to Rome. Some bursaries are available.

How do I apply?

Information on the 2014 course, and details of how to apply can be foundhere.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 May.

For queries please contact the Permissions Officer.


The support of the Cambridge Classics Faculty, the Craven Committee of the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, the Gladstone Memorial Trust and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies is gratefully acknowledged.

* Please note no dinner is provided on Saturday nor lunch on Sunday.


"I was inspired to return to Rome and further in career in ancient history."

Summer School 2012


"Hats off to the course directors for a terrific blend of serious scholarship
and humour, underpinned by careful programming."

Summer School 2011


"it really brought the city alive and reminded me why I am doing ancient history."

Summer School 2010


"the lectures… were excellent in providing additional historical background"

Summer School 2009

Makes it all make sense.