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Classical Civilisation

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Considered on an individual basis. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall; 45 credits at Level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 30 graded Merit or higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

including Scottish Highers ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB.

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

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2023

Subject

Classical studies

Take a journey through the ancient world.

You may have come to love ancient Greece and Rome through myths and legends, books, films or museums. Now discover more, examining the political and social structures, art and visual culture, thought, religion and social life. Learn in depth about the cultural interactions of the period through the magnificent visual and material remains.

You do not need any academic experience of classical civilisations. Our core modules provide an introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Mediterranean, as well as its afterlife in later culture, politics, and thought. As you progress through the course you will encounter further topics and methods, each developing different skills in analysing ancient literature, history, or material culture.

You will read texts in translation, but you can also try out Latin or Greek and see if it's for you. Studying Latin or Greek will give you greater insight into the language and nuances of texts you’re reading in translation. It also provides skills in linguistic analysis that are valued by employers.

Modules

Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. This means that even if you haven’t studied classical civilisation before, we’ll build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two.

You will take 120 credits of modules in each year.

In year one, your core modules will focus on thinking about the nature of ancient history as a discipline and developing the skills required for researching, writing and debating. Your remaining credits will be taken from a range of optional modules; these may be in classical civilisation, or in other subjects such as archaeology or history of art.

You’ll have at least 12 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification.

In year two, you will take the core 'Extended Source Study' module. If you are planning on taking a Dissertation module in year 3, then you must also take either the 'Studying Classical Scholarship' or the 'Communicating the Past' module. Other optional modules include topics in Greek and Roman history and civilisation, and the opportunity to continue or start learning Greek or Latin.

You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year two, which counts as 33% towards your final degree classification.

In year three, you will take a minimum of two 'Special Subject/Dissertation' modules but may take three. Remaining credits will come from optional modules including the opportunity to continue or start learning Greek or Latin.

You’ll have at least eight hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year three, which counts as 67% towards your final degree classification.

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
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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.

80%
med
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.

Classics

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

67%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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