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Courses

Single honours degree programmes

We offer a range of flexible and challenging courses designed with the twenty-first-century student in mind. We have three Single Honours courses, with common elements in the first year, intended to emphasise the unity of the subject.

The core of the Classics course is language, although how much language is studied and at what level depends upon the individual student. This course caters for those entering with A-levels in Greek and/or Latin, but we also welcome applications from those who wish to study one or both of these languages from beginners' level.

In the Ancient History and Classical Civilisation courses, language study is optional. In the Ancient History course, we study not only political history but also social and cultural history. In all our modules, we look not only at what happened in the ancient past, but also why it happened and how we are in a position to know about and to judge the events in question.

What distinguishes our course in Classical Civilisation is its breadth and flexibility. Students engage widely with the cultural and intellectual history of Greece and Rome but they can also develop and explore specific interests in ancient philosophy, visual culture (art and architecture), the reception of the classical world, and language and literature.

Ancient History (V110)

Classical Civilisation (Q820)

Classics (Q801)

Classics and Ancient History students reading round a seminar table.

Joint honours degree programmes

We also participate in offering two joint degrees: Ancient History and Archaeology and Ancient, Medieval and Modern History. These cater for students who wish to combine Ancient History with a related subject. Students who wish to combine study of the classical world with other subjects will find opportunities to do so under the Liberal Arts and Combined Honours programme.

Ancient History and Archaeology (VF14)

Ancient, Medieval and Modern History (V101)

Ancient text carved on clay.