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Course summary

Are you fascinated by ancient civilisations, and how they helped shape the modern world? If so, this is the course for you. We 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. Studying Greek or Latin will give you greater insight into the original language of texts you’re reading in translation. It also provides linguistic analysis and literacy skills that are valued by employers. In English, you’ll choose modules from applied linguistics, drama, Old English and medieval literature and language, and literature from 1500 to today, exploring novels, poetry and plays.


Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. We will build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two. 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 . You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification. 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. You must pass year two, which counts 33% towards your final degree classification. 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. You must pass year three, which counts 67% towards your final degree classification.

How to apply

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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 85% / 8.5 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 £20500* 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 £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Classics and English at University of Nottingham - UCAS