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.
This course is designed for talented UK students with a love of classical civilisation but whose personal circumstances make achieving our usual entry requirements difficult (see Personal Circumstances below for more information). This could be your opportunity to study your subject of choice at a top 10 university for classics. (Times Higher Education Rankings 2022).
Through a range of engaging modules spanning the arts and humanities, the foundation year gives you an opportunity to develop key skills such as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and digital capability. Your foundation year tutors will support you in developing the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence for undergraduate study.
During the foundation year you will be a full member of the university, with all the opportunities this offers, including the same accommodation options as direct entry students.
Upon progressing from the foundation year to the three-year Classical Civilisation BA you'll explore the political and social structures, art and visual culture, thought, religion and social life of ancient Greece and Rome. Our core modules provide an introduction to the subject so you do not need to have any academic experience of classical civilisations.
Visit our Foundation Arts web pages to discover more about the foundation year.
What do past students say about the Arts Foundation Year?
"Despite arriving at Nottingham with less than perfect A-level results I have gone on to achieve first class marks so far during my time at university. The catalyst for that change is not only the support networks, but also the variety of assessment methods. I admit that I hate exams! But I discovered that in essays I perform really well. Because the foundation year has a really wide variety of different assessments, you can find your niche and start to improve yourself." Calvin, a past Arts Foundation Year student
Please note this course only accepts UK (Home) applications.