University of Roehampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classical Studies with Foundation Year

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Course summary

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year - a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.If you are interested in studying the classical world, and building a range of valuable skills for your career, this degree is a strong option. You will gain in-depth understanding of a wide range of themes and topics, read and analyse classical texts, interpret archaeological objects, ancient images and monuments, and gain an appreciation of ancient languages. The course covers the themes, methods and theories in the study of the literature and history of the ancient world, as well as in works of art from ancient Greece and Rome, looking not only at the objects themselves, but also the contexts within which they were produced and used. Delving into myths and mythology, you’ll learn about the uses of mythological stories, characters and motifs since antiquity right up to the present day. You'll also make full use of London's enviable collections of classical material, and the range of postclassical receptions around the city, with organised trips to places like the British Museum and Soane Museum. Plus, our own campus acts as a learning resource with its many neoclassical artworks and architecture there for you to explore. This course balances the academic study of classics and ancient history today, with personalised preparation for the 21st-century workplace; 95% of our BA Classical Studies students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2018 results). You will leave knowing how to identify, select, organise and interpret information, write analytically, think independently and conduct your own research. Schedule by year of study Year one Study the history, literature and politics of ancient Athens and Rome, and learn new techniques in presenting your work. Explore the ancient Mediterranean and read the writings of ancient adventurers who travelled the seas. Dive into classical philosophy and study works of art from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as North Africa, the Middle East and the Black Sea region. Year two Study ancient myths and learn about the reception of classical mythology in the middle ages and renaissance. Analyse the works of ancient historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus, and study the history of the Roman emperors. Read the ancient epics of Homer, as well as the love poetry of Sappho, Catullus, Ovid and others. Go on a work placement, which could see you undertaking research, museum work or documentary-making. Year three Develop your own area of research interest by writing a dissertation with the support of specialist tutors. Study ancient Greek tragedy, consider the impact of gender and power on religion in ancient Greece, or debate violence and law in classical Athens. Explore politics, oratory, and corruption throughout the bloody period of the Late Republic or study the emperor Nero and his legacy.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic51with no less than 51 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13145 Year 1

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Costs for 2020 entry.
Classical Studies with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS