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Classical Civilisation and Philosophy

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Pass access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Of the 45 level 3 credits at least 30 should be achieved at distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Scottish Highers AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA and above.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus grades AB at A level.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Philosophy

Classical studies

Explore the civilisations that gave birth to the thinking of Aristotle and Cicero, and the philosophies they were fundamental in developing.

**Classical Civilisation**
You'll discover Ancient Greece and Rome through their:
- political and social structures

- art and visual culture

- religion and social life

Take the opportunity to learn ancient Greek and/or Latin. Both complete beginners and established learners welcome.

**Philosophy**
You'll cover the traditional areas of ethics, reasoning and logic. And see how these feed into contemporary interests such as social philosophy and environmental ethics.
You'll also be able contrast with non-Western philosophical traditions as they developed in India and China.

**Different subjects - complementary themes**
No previous knowledge of either subject is needed. Our first year gives everyone a common standard of knowledge and skills. Later years provide options to explore widely. You can pick individual topics that grab your attention or follow a theme that complements both subjects, such as:
- what it meant to be a man in Greece and Rome and how gender operates in today's society

- Greek and Roman painting and the philosophy of art

**Combine with other subjects**
You can also combine Classical Civilisation and Philosophy with other subjects with our Liberal Arts BA.

Modules

The first year is split equally between core and optional modules.

Your core modules (60 credits total) will ensure you are familiar with key concepts and have consistent subject knowledge.

Your will also choose optional modules which allow you to deepen your existing interests or explore new topics. You also have the choice to start learning Greek and/or Latin.

In year two you have a free choice of modules split equally between the two subjects. You can carry on with a particular topic from year one, or investigate something new as your interests develop. If you want to do a Classical Civilisation dissertation in year three you'll need to take the Extended Source Study module. Our Work Placement module allows you to develop valuable professional experience.

In year three you again have a free choice of modules. To allow you to specialise you can choose up to 80 credits in a particular subject. If you've studied Greek or Latin in previous years you'll be able to take your study to an advanced level. If you opt to write a dissertation you can do this in either subject or combine both into a single piece of work. A dissertation in Classical Civilisation can be undertaken if you take the Extended Source Study module in year two.

In addition to the year two placement module, other placement and volunteering opportunities are available via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Classics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
med
Philosophy
97%
high
Classical studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Classics

Teaching and learning

99%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,198
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
45%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Teaching and educational professionals

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

History and archaeology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Philosophy and religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

History and archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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