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. We work closely with the British Geological Survey and the University Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre, and offer artefact-handling sessions and educational projects at the on-campus University Museum. As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects.

Course details

Modules

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. You’ll have at least 12 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification. 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. You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year two, which counts as 33% towards your final degree classification. 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. You’ll have at least eight hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year three, which counts 67% towards your final degree classification.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
QV84
Institution code:
N84
Campus name:
University Park Campus
Campus code:
-

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 £21500* 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 £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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