University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Archaeology and Classical Civilisation

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Course summary

Do you love the classics – the myths and legends – the art and architecture? Complement your passion for Ancient Greek and Roman history with archaeology. You can analyse and interpret material culture using skills from both disciplines. The course is structured flexibly, allowing you to progress from key skills, theories and methods, to topic specialisation. You could take:

  • a mix of Classical Civilisation and Archaeology modules
  • integrated Classical Civilisation and Archaeology modules
  • Ancient Greek and Latin modules at levels appropriate to your prior language learning
You will also complete 10 days of archaeological fieldwork. This will be through taking part in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas. As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. No previous experience is needed.

Course details


You will take 120 credits of modules each year. In year one, you will study two core modules (80 credits) which give an integrated introduction to the culture and history of Greece and Rome and their reception. You will also study core modules in archaeology, focusing on how we discover, excavate and record archaeological sites, and study elements of prehistoric and historic archaeology. If you choose to study a language, you will take your remaining credits in Latin or Ancient Greek at an appropriate level. If you choose not to study a language, you will take the 'Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology' module plus a further 20 credits. In the summer break, you will complete at least part of your required 10 day archaeological fieldwork placement. In year two, your core modules cover the general principles, methods and theories of both subjects. Your optional modules can be taken as a mix of classical civilisation and archaeology topics, as well as from a group of integrated modules. You may also begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language attainment. These modules will be taken in place of other classical civilisation modules. In year three, you will write a dissertation in either Ancient History or Archaeology, or you may combine the two. As with year two you take your optional modules maintaining a mix of classical civilisation and archaeology modules, or choose integrated modules. Also, you may begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language attainment. These modules will be taken in place of other classical civilisation modules. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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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 £21000* 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 £21000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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