BA (Hons) Classics

Duration: 3 years

Course details

Classics (Literate Humanities) is a wide-ranging degree devoted to the study of the literature, history, philosophy, languages and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. It is one of the most interdisciplinary of all subjects, and offers the opportunity to study two foundational ancient civilisations and their reception in modern times.  You will acquire important, transferable skills for later life and employment; including an awareness of the way language systems work, and an understanding of some of the most brilliant, complex works in literature. By the end of your degree, you will confidently be able to unpack the meaning of all manner of texts, from political speeches to advertising slogans.


Year 1

  • Greek-based modules

  • Latin-based modules

  • Interpreting Greek Literature

  • Interpreting Latin Literature

  • Optional Modules

Year 2

  • Greek-based modules

  • Latin-based modules

  • Classics and Literary Theory

  • Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Greek-based modules

  • 10 credits of Latin-based modules

  • Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A-level: AAB (Greek or Latin at grade A required)
  • GCSE: English Language at grade B, plus Mathematics at grade C
  • International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall (A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including Greek or Latin at grade 6, with no score lower than 5)

Career possibilities

The Classics BA is a rigorous and broad-ranging degree which qualifies you for a remarkably wide variety of jobs. Career destinations include: graduate study, teaching, law, computing, accountancy, marketing, banking, music (classic and popular), acting, the media, business, the voluntary sector, local government and politics.

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