Fact file - 2014 entry
Type and duration:3 year UG
A level offer: AAB
Required subjects: no specific subjects
IB score: 34
Available part time: yes
Course places: 16 for all language-based classics courses
Campus: University Park Campus
This course offers the opportunity to study both Greek and Latin language at an advanced level. As well as reading some of the greatest achievements in Western literature, from Homer to Lucian, Horace to Apuleius and engaging with these texts in the complexity and richness of their original form, you will use your language skills to think about the ancient world, its culture and history.
You begin a programme of intensive language study designed to bring your proficiency up to degree level and allow you to engage on all levels with texts in the original Latin or Greek. You also study two core survey modules which give you an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception. Other modules are chosen from a range of first-year introductory modules going into more depth in the areas of history, literature or art.
You will normally continue with both Greek and Latin, though you may start the second language in this year. You also choose from a wide range of optional modules on the literature, art, history and society of the ancient world, including an innovative independent second year project ISYP.
You would normally expect to continue with both languages into your third year, including a Latin special subject module which involves detailed, in-depth study of a particular topic (taught in seminars), but some students may choose rather to take a dissertation. A choice of further optional modules completes the year.
A levels: AAB
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 100 (minimum 19 with 20 in Speaking).
For details please see the alternative qualifications page
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules we offer.
Latin and/or Greek at an appropriate level depending on language learning experience.
Studying the Greek World
Studying the Roman World
Interpreting Ancient Art
Interpreting Ancient Literature
Continue with Latin and Greek at an appropriate level.
Extended Source Study in Classics
Classics and Popular Culture
Latin and/or Greek at advanced level; a dissertation or special subject may be substituted.
Typical Special Subjects:
Democracy, Freedom and Oppression
Sparta in comparative perspective
Masculinity and Citizenship
Religion, Magic and the Greeks
Typical optional modules
Sex, Lies and Violence: Battles of the Athenian Lawcourts
Understanding Ancient Sculpture
Colour and Culture in the Mediterranean World
Virgil and the Epic Tradition
Jason and the Argonauts
The Fall of the Roman Republic
You will have developed your language skills to advanced level (those without prior knowledge of either language will aim to reach advanced level in at least one) and gained a broad knowledge of ancient literature and culture. You will also have developed transferable skills including the ability to think independently, communicate effectively, and construct a logical argument.
Average starting salaries
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Department of Classics was £19,928*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
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