A degree in a classical subject offers a rich and versatile training which develops advanced skills in critical analysis, communication and creative thinking. This course will enable you to pursue your interest in the history, archaeology and art of the ancient world. You will spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities. This course will enable you to pursue your interest in the history, archaeology and art of the ancient world. It looks at the societies and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean through their written texts, visual art and material remains, from grand temples, monuments and villas to the humble residues of everyday life. You will benefit from many hands-on learning experiences, including handling authentic ancient artefacts, recreating the experience of a Greek symposium using replica vases, archaeological fieldwork opportunities in and around the Mediterranean region, including Crete, visiting historical sites and museums in the UK, and taking part in our annual classical play, which is staged at a professional theatre and played to a public audience of over a thousand people. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as Greek democracy, the Roman cultural revolution under Augustus, visual representations of Greek myth, or the Roman Near East, in modules specifically focused on Greco-Roman history, art, archaeology and architecture. Core first-year modules provide a grounding in approaches to Greek and Roman History and Material Culture while optional modules allow you to explore a range of other topics, including the option to learn an ancient language. This four-year Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe degree has a similar structure to the three-year course, but alongside learning about the ancient world you will study a modern language (current options are Italian or German) and you will spend your third year studying classical subjects at one of our partner universities in Europe. Currently, placements are available in Bologna, Padua, Rome or Venice, with recent confirmation of new placements in Berlin and Tübingen, Germany. Confirmation of available placements will be made in your second year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We would also consider a range of other formal qualifications as evidence of language learning. Please send us an email to ask about your circumstances.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Warwick