BA Classical Studies (Q810)
A-level standard offer: AAB
A-level contextual offer: BBB
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3 year(s) full-time
6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study with daytime, weekday teaching
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£9,250 per year, home students
£24,500 per year, international students
Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis
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This degree offers you the flexibility to follow your own interests in classical civilisation by combining core units on Graeco-Roman literature and culture with more specialised units on topics such as ancient literature, philosophy, history, art and archaeology.
In your first two years you will explore core topics in the literary and artistic culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and consider its legacy in the modern world. You will choose optional units from a range of topics in ancient literature, history and culture and you may also choose to study Greek or Latin. There is the possibility of studying abroad in your second year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
In your third year you will choose units from a range of special subject seminars based on our academics' wide range of research interests. Working in co-operation with a supervisor, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also take the Applied Classics unit, which involves planning, marketing and executing a project aimed at presenting and communicating some aspect of the ancient world to the wider public.
Your degree combines core modules - which help you to develop a wide knowledge of classical culture, and the interpretative skills required in approaching it - with optional ones, to allow you to shape your degree according to your own interests, and to explore material of your choosing in more detail.
The core modules constitute two thirds of your units for the first two years of the degree: in the first year these include modules introducing you to key forms of classical culture, including the study of a broad range of classical literature and epic poetry in particular, classical thought (including philosophy), and sculpture.
In the second year, the core modules include units dealing in more nuanced ways with specific topics, including myth and the legacy of the classical world (that is, the ways in which classical culture has been received and engaged with in later contexts). Alongside these, you have the option to take other modules from elsewhere in the department or beyond, including languages.
In the third year, you will select three modules from the selection of specialist subject modules in the department (these can also include languages), alongside your dissertation and the Applied Classics module. More detail about individual modules can be found on the course catalogue.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A-level contextual offer
BBBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD. in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
31 points overall with 15 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit or above.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C.
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Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
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