Numismatics summer school

The British Museum Numismatics Summer School will take place in the Department of Coins and Medals from 13 - 24 July 2015.

The Department of Coins and Medals will host a two week summer school which will cover Classical numismatics in the first week and Medieval numismatics in the second week. This course is for newcomers to numismatics, or for those with a basic knowledge as it aims to give students the tools to apply numismatics to their studies.

The Classical week will give a thorough introduction to Greek and Roman numismatics from the archaic to late Roman periods. The Medieval week will cover early Medieval Europe and the successors of the Roman Empire through to the High and later Middle Ages (c. 600-1550). There will be a mixture of lectures and practical sessions to introduce students to the material and an opportunity to discover more about how the Museum looks after and displays its collection.

Places are limited. Each week has a capacity for 10 students. Please specify which week (Classical or Medieval) when applying.

The Summer School is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. There are no fees for this course and free accommodation and breakfast is provided at a local UCL hall of residence. Applicants are responsible for organising their own travel documentation (e.g. visa). Once applications open please apply by sending your CV, a covering letter about your interest in the Summer School (stating Classical or Medieval course preference) and a reference from your tutor. Please send your application to References can be sent either directly to (specifying the name of the applicant) or via the applicant. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references arrive before the application deadline.

Applications for the 2015 summer school are now closed.

numismatic study room 

The Money gallery (Room 68)
Students attending a lecture in the Numismatic study room





Further information

Classical Week Timetable: 2015

Medieval Week Timetable: 2015

Enquiries and applications: email
Coins and Medals
Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG