Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
By combining Classics (75% of your course) with Philosophy (25%) you'll have the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Latin as the major element of your degree alongside ancient and modern philosophy. With roots of the subject anchored in the ancient world, Philosophy makes an ideal partner for classical subjects.
Classics is perfect if you have a knowledge and love of either Latin or Greek and want to add that second ancient language to your repertoire, while learning more about the classical world through the study of texts in the original as well as artefacts, ideas and past-deeds.
You will study both Latin and Greek language and literature, reading texts in the original words of the author. The remainder of your time will be spent understanding the minds, hearts and actions of the ancient Romans and Greeks through the study of ancient philosophy, history, classical archaeology as well as Latin and Greek literature in translation.
As a Classicist you will be part of our Classics department, where the quality of research that informs our teaching and a friendly, individual approach which shapes the way we guide our students combine to create an unbeaten academic experience.
A centre for excellence in both teaching and research, 98% of our research is recognized as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognized (REF 2014).
- A thriving Classics Society that contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere of our department.
At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to Philosophy that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European tradition of philosophy focus on both traditions, their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university.
With the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the mind and consciousness, aesthetics and morals, the self and others, the range of subjects available to Philosophy students at Royal Holloway guarantees that there will be something on offer that really engages you during your time with us.
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Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
- Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
- Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required Subjects: A level Latin or Greek at grade B or grade A or grade 7 GCSE if not taken at A level
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||BTEC must be in a related subject area PLUS GCSE Latin or Greek grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin or Greek grade B|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
|Access must be in a related subject area PLUS GCSE grade A or grade 7 Latin or Greek, or AS/A-Level in Latin or Greek grade B. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Grade B in Latin or Greek is required|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics PLUS GCSE Latin or Greek grade A or grade 7 if not taken at a Higher Level.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Grades 6,5,5 at Higher Level including 5 in Higher or Standard Level Latin or Greek with a minimum of 32 points overall|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||Subjects to include H3 in Latin or Greek at Higher Level|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||BTEC must be in a related subject plus A-Level grade B plus GCSE Latin or Greek grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin or Greek grade B|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus two A-Levels graded B,B PLUS GCSE Latin or Greek grade A or grade 7, or AS/A-Level Latin or Greek grade B.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||Grade B in Latin or Greek is required|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss your situation.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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