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Classical Civilisation BA (Hons)

Durham University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    Q820

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    2 (Philosophy)
  • Entry Standards

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    192

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.98

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

The BA in Classical Civilisation offers a broad and varied exploration of the society and culture of Greece and Rome, and their importance for us today, as well as an opportunity to focus on particular areas which might interest you. The course includes the option of beginning to learn Greek or Latin language (or continuing, if you have studied the languages already).**Year 1**In the first year, you will take two interdisciplinary modules that serve to give you grounding in the central periods of Greek and Roman culture:Remembering AthensMonuments and Memory in the Age of AugustusYou can also take one module that introduces you to ancient philosophy. In previous years, these modules have been offered:Socrates and the SocraticsEarly Greek PhilosophyYou can also take a module that introduces you to the cultural, anthropological and literary implications of translation:Language, Translation and InterpretationOther first-year optional modules have previously included:Beginners’ Latin and GreekIntermediate Latin and Greek (if you have an A Level or equivalent)Greek Art and ArchitectureThe Craft of the Ancient Historian**Year 2**You can take a module which you study representative examples of Greek and Roman epic, you will be introduced to a wide range of approaches to the study of epic including its role as a device for memorialisation, you will also explore the ways in which the genre developed in Greek and Roman antiquity, and beyond: Traditions of Epic.If you choose to study Latin or Greek you may continue these courses in your second year. It is also possible to begin the study of Latin or Greek in your second year. Many of the other modules in the second year are broad surveys, for example of a historical period or a literary genre.**Year 3 (Year 4 if taking a Year Abroad)**You will write a Dissertation in your third year. You can choose a topic at the end of your second year in consultation with an adviser, with who you will meet regularly for guidance throughout year three. Most other modules in the third year cover specific topics that arise out of the research interests of our members of staff.We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.**Study Abroad**Single Honours courses include an optional European Studies element as part of the ERASMUS scheme, where you may spend the third year of a four-year course studying at a European university. We currently have ERASMUS exchange links with universities in Belgium (Liege), France (Bordeaux), Germany (Tubingen, Munich), Greece (Athens), Italy (Bologna, Rome, Milan, Vercelli), the Netherlands (Free University, Amsterdam), Spain (Seville) and Switzerland (Fribourg), with further to come. If you are interested in studying abroad you should apply to transfer to the European Studies course after your first year of study.For more information on this course, please see our website.

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

AAA

Details

Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

6th

About this University

At Durham University, students have a choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts, outstanding study facilities and a great experience outside of their studies. The collegiate system is at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

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College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede

Durham

DH1 1SZ

UNITED KINGDOM