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BA Classics is a language-based degree and is perfect for those who have already studied Greek or Latin to A-Level. By having a linguistic foundation in Latin or Greek you will have the opportunity to work at an advanced level with ancient texts.

Students who take Classics at Lampeter UWTSD get the following benefits:

1. We provide the opportunity to study Greek and Latin in-depth. An array of ancient texts are explored at advanced level, both prose and verse. Among the type of texts students will get the opportunity to study are the Theogony of Hesiod, Herodotus’ Histories, the Gallic Wars of Julius Caesar and the poetry of Statius.

2. All students taught in small interactive groups, in a friendly and supportive environment.

3. Students have the opportunity to 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 Pindar, Ovid and Statius to Greek and Roman epigraphy.

5. Students have the opportunity to choose elective modules from all other humanities subjects and topics.


Key Facts

UCAS Code: Q800
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years

Scholarships and Bursaries

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This course allows students not only to study the fascinating world of Graeco-Roman Antiquity, with its culture, literary outputs and famous figures like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, but also to explore this through direct engagement with Greek and Latin texts and inscriptions. Students can really get to grips with the ancient world, not relying on translations by modern authors, but truly appreciate this material in a direct and unmediate way.

Studies who have studied Classics at Lampeter UWTSD have been able to engage with an array of Greek and Latin material, including, but not limited to:

  • The poetry of Hesiod, Pindar Euripides and Ovid
  • The historical works of Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus
  • Legal speeches written by figures such as Lysias and Cicero
  • Latin inscriptions from the Western Roman Empire

A degree in Classics involves a wide range of assessment methods. These include tests, both on-line and in exam conditions, essay and commentary writing, as well oral presentations and a 10,000 word dissertation. This variety of assessment helps develop skills in presenting material in a clear, professional and lucid manner, whether orally or in writing. In addition to be able to demonstrate a component grasp of Greek and Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

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.

Potential areas of employment for our graduates include:

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

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

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

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Overseas Tuition Fees
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Bursaries and Scholarships
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

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 fieldtrip options available both locally and internationally. The Faculty subsidises these trips 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.

Individual trips: c. £5-£50

Fieldtrip module: c. £500-£750

Students taking Classics have the opprunity to explore modules in a range of related disciplines, including English, Creative Writing, Philosophy and Religious Studies. For a list of Joint Honours click here.

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Classics at UWTSD, it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.