University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classical Civilisation

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Take a journey through the ancient world. You may have come to love ancient Greece and Rome through myths and legends, books, films or museums. Now discover more, examining the political and social structures, art and visual culture, thought, religion and social life. Learn in-depth about the cultural interactions of the period through the magnificent visual and material remains. You do not need to have any academic experience of classical civilisations. Our core modules provide an introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception. As you progress through the course, you will encounter more sources and methods, each developing different skills. You will read texts in translation, but you can also try out Greek or Latin and see if it is for you. This course is also available with a Foundation Year. You may also combine Classical Civilisation with Archaeology or Philosophy in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts.

Course details


You will take 120 credits of modules in each year. In year one your core modules will focus on thinking about the nature of ancient history as a discipline and developing the skills required for the researching, writing and debating. Your remaining credits will be taken from a range of optional modules; these may be in classical civilisations, or in other subjects such as archaeology or history of art In year two, you will take the core Extended Source Study module. If you are planning on taking a Dissertation module in year 3, then you must also take either the Studying Classical Scholarship or the Communicating the Past module. Other optional modules include topics in Greek and Roman history and civilisation, and the opportunity to continue or start learning Greek or Latin In year three you will take a minimum of two Special Subject/Dissertation modules but may take three. Remaining credits will come from optional modules including the opportunity to continue or start Greek or Latin Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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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

EU £19000* 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 £19000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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