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Classics

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 Level 3 credits must be at 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

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,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 | 2022

Subject

Classical studies

Build you love for, and understanding of, the ancient world to new levels.

Classics is a language-based course. You will investigate the culture and history of Ancient Rome and Greece by examining written materials in their original language. You can also learn Latin or ancient Greek from scratch, or build on your existing knowledge.

**Beginners' Latin and ancient Greek**

As a beginner of both languages, you will receive extensive language tuition in your first year, reaching an advanced level by year three. You will also begin the other language in your second year.

**If you have A level Latin or ancient Greek**

You will study both languages from year one.

Whichever your entry level, you will use your language skills to interpret ancient art, history, literature, mythology and drama. Experience satire, epics and tragedies with new understanding. Ancient languages live on; just see where the LatinNow team went in 2019, demonstrating just how influential the classical world remains in today's society.

Modules

You will take 120 credits of modules in each year. Your split of core and optional modules will be dependent on your current language abilities. If you have an A level in either Greek or Latin, then you will study both languages from the start. If you are a beginner in both languages then you will choose either Greek or Latin in year one.

In year one, if you have an A level in either Greek or Latin, you will receive an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception. You will take text modules in your A level language, and beginners modules in the second language. You will also choose one optional classics module from a range.

If you are a beginner in both Greek and Latin you will receive an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception. You will also start to learn either Greek or Latin, and have a choice of optional modules.

If you started at post-A level Greek or Latin, you will take text modules in your A level language, and intermediate modules in your second language. You will also choose from a range of modules, including a work placement module.

If you started the course as a beginner in both Greek and Latin, you will take intermediate modules in your year one language and start as a beginner in your second language. You will also choose from a range of optional modules including a work placement module.

Irrespective of language pathway, if you are planning a dissertation in your third year, you must take the Studying Classical Scholarship modules

In year three, if you started the course with an A level in either Greek or Latin, you will continue with Greek or Latin language modules at the appropriate level.

If you started the course as a beginner in both Greek and Latin, you will continue with Latin and Greek language modules at the appropriate level.

In addition to your language modules you will also choose from a range of optional modules, including continuing with your second language at the appropriate level, and a Dissertation (if you took the Studying Classical Scholarship module in year two)

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities, as well as 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
£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
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.

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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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