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Classical Civilisation

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

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UCAS Codes & Joint Honours Options

BA Classical Civilisation
UCAS Code: Q820
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BA Anthropology & Classical Civilisation
UCAS Code: ANC1
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BA Classical Civilisation & Archaeology
UCAS Code: CCA1
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BA Classical Civilisation & Creative Writing
UCAS Code: CCW1
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BA Classical Civilisation & Heritage
UCAS Code: CCH1
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BA Classical Civilisation & Philosophy
UCAS Code: PHC1
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BA Classical Civilisation & Theology
UCAS Code: THC1
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BA Classical Civilisation with Education Studies
UCAS Code: LQ63
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BA Classical Civilisation with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: CLF1
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BA Classical Civilisation with Greek
UCAS Code: K3B2
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BA Classical Civilisation with Latin
UCAS Code: 2SS8
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BA English and Classical Civilisation
UCAS Code: CCE1
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BA Medieval Studies & Classical Civilisation
UCAS Code: MCL1
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Course Length:
3 years
part-time study available

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

Anthropology explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings one face to face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past.

Anthropology students at UWTSD have the opportunity to observe and engage with communities and cultures first-hand. For instance, students are able to undertake Voluntary Work Abroad and be active participants in staff’s research projects, both in the UK and abroad.

Indeed, we are one of the few places where undergraduate students are provided with in-the-field practical training. All anthropology students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are offered and assisted to take up, exciting opportunities to go abroad for field work.

This emphasis on anthropology as practice and engagement means that University of Wales Trinity Saint David graduates not only go away with wonderful memories of doing their degree, but also acquire a valuable set of transferable skills that stand them in good stead in an increasingly competitive jobs market.

Students will also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of a selection of institutions in an assortment of destinations, all of which offer degree programmes comparable to ours. We encourage and support students who choose to take this option because we not only believe it’s a stimulating addition to study, but also one that will enrich and enhance your learning experience.

The study aboard option is only available in the second year of your degree and comes with no financial cost to you. It is possible to then use your experiences as data for your final year dissertation – an independent project that allows you the freedom to study any topic that interests you.

Modules

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
Assessment

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.

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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

Related Courses

BA Ancient History 
UCAS Code: V110

BA Anthropology
UCAS Code: L600

BA Classics 
UCAS Code: Q800

BA Heritage
UCAS Code: HER1

BA Medieval Studies
UCAS Code: V130

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