University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Classical Studies

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Course summary

Our BA Classical Studies course offers a flexible way to explore the art, culture, history, language and literature of ancient Greek and Roman civilisations that have been so inspirational in the formation of the modern world. You'll be taught by leading experts in Greek and Roman literature, language, culture and history, and have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of course units with topics including ancient storytelling, tragic drama, love poetry and exile literature. Study with us and you'll also have access to exclusive resources such as the Special Collections of The John Rylands Library (home to papyri, medieval manuscripts and early printed books including very early copies of the Homeric poems) and the Manchester Museum (the University's own on-campus holdings), with its world-class Egyptology collections. In addition, you can broaden your studies with options as diverse as Alexander the Great, the Roman Family, ancient philosophy and Egyptology. We also offer further options in related areas, including Modern History, Religions and Theology and History of Art. You'll also have the opportunity to study ancient languages, enabling you to explore texts and literature in the original language. Although language study is not required, all students are encouraged to take a language option and, if successful, to continue language study throughout the course and follow a language pathway. Our Flexible Honoursinitiative may also allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject in conjunction with Classical Studies.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q810
Institution code:
M20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

We don't normally interview for this degree, except in the case of mature applicants. In considering your application, all the information on the UCAS form is taken into account, particular attention being paid to academic qualifications and predictions, to your referee's confidential report, and to your personal statement.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7).

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is: GCSE/IGCSE English Language Grade C/4. An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualificationsor achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

Acceptable Equivalent Qualifications

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For entry in 2021 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2022 entry.
Classical Studies at University of Manchester - UCAS