BA Classics (Q800)
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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Our BA Classics degree focuses on the study and appreciation of a wide spectrum of Greek and Latin literature. Languages are taught at all levels, from absolute beginner onward. Some classes concentrate on building and developing language and translation skills; others focus on literary criticism and engagement with the text.
In the first two years you will study both Greek and Latin language and literature as well as choosing from optional units on a wide range of topics, including Graeco-Roman literature, philosophy and art. There is the possibility of studying abroad for one semester in the second year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
In your third year you will continue to study at least one language and choose 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 in Latin and Greek 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 each teaching block you will take one module each of Latin and Greek, starting at a level appropriate to any existing knowledge you may have of the languages and progressively developing your skills.
We have a well-established pathway for studying either or both languages from scratch; at higher levels, you will consolidate linguistic skills while reading a broad range of texts, and approaching them in increasingly sophisticated critical ways. Alongside your study of the languages, you have the option to take other modules from elsewhere in the department or beyond.
In the third year, you will select three modules from the range of specialist subject modules offered in the department (including continuing with at least one of the 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
Higher modern language requirement (6 or B at GCSE in a modern or ancient language) or equivalent qualification such as Latin or Greek short course.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
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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