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Classics BA (Hons)

The University of Manchester

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    Q800

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    15th

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    18th

    1 (Classics & Ancient History)
  • Entry Standards

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    153

  • Graduate Prospects

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    66

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.08

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Classics is a programme based on the study of Greek and Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study. There are four possible Routes through this degree programme: Route 1 involves the study of both Greek and Latin; Route 2 is primarily Greek-focussed; Route 3 is focussed on Latin; and Route 4 - Classics and Ancient History - combines language study with ancient history and literature modules, so that students can combine literary, linguistic and historical study.Students who do not have their chosen language(s) at A level may take up one or both languages at beginners' level. Students may also choose to focus on Greek or Latin language and literature together with Ancient History. Where appropriate, the texts for literary and historical course units are studied in the original language. There is a wide range of styles of teaching, including lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials and virtual seminars via the web. In particular, we encourage students to involve themselves under guidance in independent study and original research.**The course aims to:** - Develop and encourage students' interest in classical culture, with some or all of your key texts read in the original language; - Provide a broadly based and challenging curriculum including course-units that are innovative and stimulating, informed by the research expertise of the teaching staff, and examined by a range of methods of assessment; - Train students in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Greek and Roman literature, history and culture, based on extensive reading of classical texts; - Help students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study; - Produce graduates with the transferable cognitive skills necessary to equip them for employment, postgraduate study, or further training; - Make available progressive language courses in Latin and/or Greek, starting from elementary, intermediate or advanced level, consolidating any existing knowledge of the language(s) and developing particularly reading knowledge but also some active competence and other language-based and language-related skills.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB

Details

Grades ABB. A-level subjects will normally include at least one subject which has a written element (i.e. which is not a purely practical programme).If you offer Latin and Greek as two of your subjects, you will continue your study of these languages; if you have not studied these before, then you will begin your study of them.Typical Contextual Offer: BBB

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

15th

About this University

The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with 40,000 students from almost every country in the world. With world-leading research and social responsibility at its heart, Manchester is a place to innovate, to lead and to make a difference. A Russell Group university, it is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

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