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 culture of Egypt, as well as the Byzantine Empire. 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. Why study this course? Study tour – Our unique two-week Study Tour gives you the exciting to travel to countries such as Italy and Greece to visit sites, monuments and museums travelling with fellow undergraduate students. Excellent employability – we are the 4th most targeted UK University by Graduate Employers (High Fliers Research 2022). Taught by experts – You will study alongside some of the finest minds at university. We are 4th in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise 2021 (based on 4* research). Be part of an exciting department – The Department provides a diverse range of opportunities to enrich your student experience. For example, students have been involved in the Classics in the Community project, working with teachers on developing new ways of telling ancient stories. 9th for Classics and Ancient History in the Complete University Guide 2023 Top 10 or Classics and Ancient History and Archaeology in the Guardian University Guide 2023 Top 15 for Classics and Ancient History in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
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.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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