University of Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classical Literature and Civilisation

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Course summary

This innovative undergraduate degree programme is for those fascinated by ancient cultures. You will embrace the diversity of Greek and Roman culture, drawing together literature, drama, myth, religion, history, philosophy and art. You will be taught in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology with the opportunity to explore not only the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome, but also the cultures of Egypt and Ancient Western Asia, as well as the Byzantine Empire. You will learn in a variety of different contexts, such as lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, independent research and field trips. Work with the plays, poems, and speeches that have come down to us from antiquity, and study the monument, religion and mythology that make up classical civilisation. You may choose to learn Latin or Greek, or continue your study of either language from A Level onwards, or you may wish to focus your undergraduate studies entirely on literature and sources in English translations. In your second year, with financial support from the University, you will undertake a unique two-week Study Tour where you will develop a research project and travel with fellow students to countries such as Italy and Greece to visit sites, monuments and museums of interest to you. Why study this course? Top 10 for Classics and Ancient History and Archaeology in the Guardian University Guide 2022 Unique Study Tours – Bring your learning to life by exploring Greece or Italy as part of your degree. Plan and prepare your research trip with your peers to expand your academic understanding. Personalised Support – Benefit from smaller class sizes including one-to-one support on coursework and feedback whilst also becoming part of our ever-growing careers network of highly skilled graduates. Learn from the very best – You will study alongside some of the finest minds in the field. Times Higher Education ranked the Department in the Top 5 in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. Unparalleled Access to History - Explore our Cadbury Research Libraries collections consisting of over 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and more than four million manuscript items.

Course details

Modules

First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q820
Institution code:
B32
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Classical Literature and Civilisation at University of Birmingham - UCAS