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Classical Civilisation (BA)

If you are interested in ancient Greece and Rome — their history, literature, mythology and societies — then this degree is for you.


UCAS Codes & Joint Honours Options

Classical Civilisation (BA)
UCAS Code: Q820
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Anthropology & Classical Civilisation (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Archaeology (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Creative Writing (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Heritage (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Philosophy (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Theology (BA)
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Classical Civilisation with Foundation Year (BA)
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English and Classical Civilisation (BA)
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Medieval Studies & Classical Civilisation (BA)
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Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. We provide the opportunity to study a wide array of topics and themes. You can focus your attention on mythology and religion, literature and art, or social, political and economic history as suits your tastes.
  2. All students are taught through small groups, with interactive lectures, one-to-one tutorials, and seminars – all in a friendly and supportive environment.
  3. Students have the opportunity to go on local and international field trips, as well as study abroad opportunities with our partners at Bologna (Italy), Tarragona (Spain) and Hobart and William Smith (USA)
  4. Staff have teaching and research expertise in a wide array of areas from the poetry of Ovid and Statius to the study of ancient warfare, economics, iconography, and Romano-Celtic religious practices.
  5. Students have the opportunity to choose elective modules from all other humanities subjects and topics.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This scheme allows you to study a wide range of modules covering not only fascinating historical figures like the Athenian statesmen Pericles, well-known military leaders like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, as well as historical "bogeymen" like the Emperor Nero – but also the great literary output of these worlds – the Homeric epics, the tragedies, Cicero – as well as basic aspects of everyday life, such as the role of women, religion, warfare and the economy.

In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of literary, mythological and historical topics; in the second and third years, we offer specialised modules on all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.

We are proud of the wide range of assessment methods used on the course, such as presentations, gobbets, and research plans so that the assessment reflects the student’s performance as a whole. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the wider research community and are always welcome to attend our monthly research seminar series, which feature speakers from around the world.

Studying Classical Civilisation with us means research-led teaching and research-active learning in an environment that allows for both full use of the virtual world and the personal approach of expert tuition.

We support very active student-led Classics and Ancient Civilisations societies, which have organised movie nights and theatre trips and put on plays themselves. Check out their Facebook pages.

Module Topics

In your studies you will get the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics within the ancient world. These include:

  • Graeco-Roman mythology and religion
  • Pivotal world leaders such as Alexander, Julius Caesar and Nero
  • The daily lives of the Greeks and Romans
  • Murder, intrigue and violence in Graeco-Roman politics
  • Roman warfare and conquest of the Mediterranean world

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1,000 to 4,000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities
  • Business and Commerce
  • Library and Information Services
  • Media and Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Further Study

There is no one path for our Classical Civilisation graduates. The traditional routes of teaching, museum and heritage, the civil service and research – governmental, academic and media – are still pursued by our graduating cohort.

However, the programme of embedded employability offered by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David ensures that our Classical Civilisation graduates have the skills set and confidence to explore a wide variety of career paths.

Indeed, our graduating students have explored options from outdoors sports instructors to prison superintendents, from the Armed Forces to careers in the medical environment, with a good selection of entrepreneurial spirits applying what they have learnt to the creation of their own companies.

Taking all that they have gained from studying Classical Civilisation with us and combining it with a dedicated Careers Service, Classical Civilisation graduates from University of Wales Trinity Saint David are equipped to follow their passions wherever they may lead.

Additional Costs

The Faculty has estimated on the assumption that students buy new copies of the books. Students may also choose to spend money on printing drafts of work.

Students may spend up to £300 per year on books and additional related materials.

Students are expected to submit 2 hard copies of their final project, the estimated cost for binding these is £20.

Optional Field trip:
Faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and field trip options available both locally and internationally. Thus students can opt to take either more expensive or less expensive placements. The Faculty subsidises these but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. Below are the upper end of expected costs based on where students have currently done placements.

Fieldwork (depending on where student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500 - £1,500

Individual trips: c. £5 - £50

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Further Information

Our students do not explore all forms of human social and cultural behaviour by simply sitting and listening to how other anthropologists understand the world, they experience what is to live like them themselves.

We focus particularly on applying and engaging with theory to address social issues. We recognise that practical, first-hand engagement with ‘other’ cultures is the best way to understand the anthropological endeavour. If you choose to study with us you will be given plenty of opportunity to be an anthropologist – by applying the knowledge you learn in the classroom in the ‘real’ world.

If you would like to find out more, you can visit us on an Open Day.