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Find out more about how our degree programmes work

Choosing your degree

On this page you can find out more about how our modular degree programmes work, with links below to more information about all of the many single- and joint-honours degree programmes that we offer.

Degree programmes

We offer a range of courses: Classical Studies is our most flexible course, while others offer the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field right from the start of your degree. Courses are made up of compulsory and optional modules, meaning that you will benefit both from a coherent structure and from the ability to chose modules to suit your interests. You'll find links to more information about each of our degree programmes on the drop-down list below.


Modules and progression

The first year is designed to provide a broadly-based introduction to the study of the ancient world at degree-level, and to build your range of transferable skills. Introductory modules assume no previous knowledge and allow you to sample the breadth of what Classics has to offer, including Greek and Roman literature, history, archaeology and philosophy. 

Modules in your second and final years enable you to study particular areas in greater depth. You will build on the firm foundation of knowledge and skills developed in your first year in modules that focus more closely on particular topics and themes, such as individual authors or genres, specific historical periods, or particular methodologies and practices. 

In your final year of study, many students will complete a dissertation in which you conduct independent research on a topic of your choice under the supervision of one of our expert academics.


Greek and Latin language

Depending on the course you choose, you can study Latin and/or Ancient Greek, developing your existing skills or starting from scratch. We offer beginners’ and intensive modules; intermediate modules; and language & reading and author modules, to develop detailed study of texts in the original.

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