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Course summary

Explore the civilisations that gave birth to the thinking of Aristotle and Cicero, and the philosophies they were fundamental in developing. Classical Civilisation You'll discover Ancient Greece and Rome through their:

  • political and social structures
  • art and visual culture
  • religion and social life
Take the opportunity to learn ancient Greek and/or Latin. Both complete beginners and established learners welcome. Philosophy You'll cover the traditional areas of ethics, reasoning and logic. And see how these feed into contemporary interests such as social philosophy and environmental ethics. You'll also be able contrast with non-Western philosophical traditions as they developed in India and China. Different subjects - complementary themes No previous knowledge of either subject is needed. Our first year gives everyone a common standard of knowledge and skills. Later years provide options to explore widely. You can pick individual topics that grab your attention or follow a theme that complements both subjects, such as:
  • what it meant to be a man in Greece and Rome and how gender operates in today's society
  • Greek and Roman painting and the philosophy of art
Combine with other subjects You can also combine Classical Civilisation and Philosophy with other subjects with our Liberal Arts BA.


We know everyone comes from a variety of backgrounds and experiences so our first year ensures you have the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive and helps you build relationships with your fellow students The first year ensures everyone has the same foundations in both subjects, no matter what your background or experience. Alongside core modules you'll also be able to choose optional topics - deepen existing knowledge or explore unfamiliar topics. In Year two, you have a free choice of modules split equally between the two subjects. Carry on with a particular topic or investigate something new as your interests develop. If you want to do a Classical Civilisation dissertation in year three you'll need to take the Extended Source Study module this year. Our Work Placement module allows you to develop valuable professional experience. In Year Three, you again have a free choice of modules and can bias your selection to one subject or the other if you want to specialise. If you opt to write a dissertation you can do this in either subject or combine both into a single piece of work.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall 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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Classical Civilisation and Philosophy at University of Nottingham - UCAS