University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classics and English

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Course summary

This course welcomes the curious. If you are fascinated by ancient civilisations and how they helped shape the modern world, this is the choice for you. We will combine studying the literature, history, art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome with English language, literature and drama from Old English to the present day. You’ll explore different aspects of ancient society, choosing modules ranging from the Aeneid to ancient novels, religion, violence, comedy, animals and citizenship, as well as Classics on film or on the modern stage. You can also choose to study ancient Greek or Latin at any level as part of this course. In English, you’ll choose modules from applied linguistics, drama, and literature from 1500 to today, exploring the beginnings of modern literature including novels, poetry and plays.

Course details


In year one Classics you'll study two core modules, introducing the history and culture of Greece and Rome, and modules on ancient literature, history, or art and archaeology. In English you'll choose three core modules from English language and applied linguistics; English literature 1500 to the present; Medieval languages and literatures, and Drama and performance . In year two Classics you'll study two core essay modules, and choose more from a range of options exploring ancient literature and culture, art and history, with case studies on the ancient world and its interpretation. In English, you'll choose three optional modules from at least two areas of English. In year three you may write a dissertation in either English or Classics, or find a uniting topic. Classics also offer a Special Subject which involves in-depth study in seminars on a staff-member’s topic of special expertise. In English you'll choose three optional modules, from at least two areas of study. In each year you can start or continue with Latin or Ancient Greek. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities and in the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 80% in English, GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £20000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £20000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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