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Classics and Archaeology
Bachelor of Archaeology and Classical Civilisation
Bachelor of Archaeology and Classical Civilisation

Bachelor of Archaeology and Classical Civilisation

  • ID:UN440011
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£96,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in each element) or
  • PTE 76 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Course Information

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. 

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Modules

Year 1

Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. This means that even if you haven’t studied archaeology or classical civilisation before, we’ll build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two.

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (80 credits) – you will study two core modules which give an integrated introduction to the culture and history of Greece and Rome and their reception. You will also take core modules in archaeology, focusing on how we discover, excavate and record archaeological sites, and study elements of prehistoric and historic archaeology
  • Classical civilisation route (0-40 credits) – if you choose not to study a language, you will take the Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology module plus a further 20 credits

Or

  • Classical language route (0-40 credits) – choose from this group if you wish to study either Latin or Greek

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 archaeological fieldwork placement.

Core modules

  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World
  • Understanding the Past I – Introduction to Archaeology
  • Understanding the Past II – Landscapes and Surveying
  • Comparative World Prehistory
  • Rome to Revolution: Historical Archaeology of Britain.

Optional modules - Classical Civilisation route
If you choose not to study Latin or Ancient Greek, you will take the Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology module, plus a further 20 credits from a range of classical civilisation modules.

  • Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology
  • Interpreting Ancient History
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature

Optional modules - Classical language route
If you wish to study Latin or Greek, you will choose 40 credits from a range of language-specific modules appropriate to your prior language experience. Options range from beginners' to advanced level.

  • Beginners' Greek: 1
  • Beginners' Greek: 2
  • Beginners' Latin: 1
  • Beginners' Latin: 2
  • Greek Texts: 1
  • Greek Texts: 2
  • Latin Texts: 1
  • Latin Texts: 2
  • Greek and Roman Mythology

Year 2

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (40-60 credits) – cover the general principles, methods and theories of both subjects
  • Optional modules (60-80 credits) – you may choose from three groups. You may choose all from the integrated module group, or across all three, maintaining a mix of classical civilisation and archaeology modules
  • Classical language route (0-40 credits) – you may begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language experience. 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.

Core modules

  • Archaeology: Theory and Practice

You may take one or both of the below. The Extended Source Study is recommended if you want to take the dissertation module in year three.

  • Studying Classical Scholarship
  • Extended Source Study

Optional modules

  • Communicating the Past
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The World of the Etruscans
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Writing History in Ancient Rome
  • Religion and the Romans
  • Oedipus Through the Ages
  • Themes in Near Eastern Prehistory
  • The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • The Origins and Rise of Aegean Civilisation
  • The Archaeology of Mycenaean Greece
  • Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean c. 500-1500 CE

Classical language route

You may also start or continue with Ancient Greek or Latin, by choosing 40 credits of optional language modules. 

  • Intermediate Greek: 1
  • Intermediate Greek: 2
  • Intermediate Latin: 1
  • Intermediate Latin: 2
  • Beginners Latin for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Beginners Greek for second and third years: 1 and 2

Year 3

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (40 credits) – you will undertake your own research project (dissertation) with the support of a member of staff. This could be on an archaeological or classical civilisation topic, or could combine the two
  • Optional modules (80 credits) – you may choose from three groups. You may choose all from the integrated module group, or across all three, maintaining a mix of classical civilisation and archaeology modules
  • Classical language route (0-40 credits) – you may begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language experience. 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.

Core modules

  • Classics and Archaeology Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Themes in Near Eastern Prehistory
  • The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The Origins and Rise of Aegean Civilisation
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Writing History in Ancient Rome
  • Religion and the Romans
  • Oedipus Through the Ages
  • The World of the Etruscans
  • From Petra to Palmyra: Art and Culture in the Roman Near East
  • The Archaeology of Mycenaean Greece
  • Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean c. 500-1500 CE
  • The following Special Subject modules are year-long (40 credits)
  • Augustus
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece
  • Greek Work, Class and the Economy: Good and Bad Strife

Classical language route
You may also start or continue with Ancient Greek or Latin, by choosing 40 credits of optional language modules in place of other classical civilisation optional modules.

  • Intermediate Greek: 1
  • Intermediate Greek: 2
  • Intermediate Latin: 1
  • Intermediate Latin: 2
  • Advanced Greek: 1
  • Advanced Greek: 2
  • Advanced Latin: 1
  • Advanced Latin: 2
  • Beginners Greek for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Beginners Latin for second and third years: 1 and 2
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many graduate employers will recruit students from any discipline into a wide range of careers and classics students are well placed to be very competitive in the job market.

In the past few years, classics graduates who seek employment have found themselves in a diverse range of roles with major employers and professions. Examples include:

  • education
  • recruitment
  • retail
  • marketing and public relations
  • heritage
  • finance
  • the police
  • local and national government
  • media, and 
  • charities
  • PR, publishing and media
  • accountancy and business

It is true to say that many classics graduates (and other subjects) take some time building their career through a series of roles to get to a specific career where they want to be or even to decide what job suits them.

This could be due to a variety of reasons for example:  the sector they want to enter requires an entry-level position (for example: heritage, media roles and publishing) or they are saving up to fund a postgraduate course or travel and therefore their first destination is a stop gap.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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