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Classical Literature & Civilisation and Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Love reading and thinking for yourself? Then this innovative undergraduate degree course is for you.

Embrace the diversity of Greek and Roman culture as well as acquiring philosophical skills to engage critically with some of the deepest and most difficult questions human beings have ever been asked. You will have access to world-class Philosophy talent in fields as diverse as Metaphysics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Mind. On the Classical side you will work with plays, poems, and speeches that have come down to us from antiquity, and study the monument, religion and mythology that make up classical civilisation.

Classical compulsory modules introduce you to the history and literature of Greece and Rome, before taking you to the heart of their cultures. Optional module choice is wide, focusing not just on Greece and Rome, but Egypt and Western Asia too, and you have the option to study ancient languages. Philosophy compulsory modules introduce you to quintessential philosophical problems and in the second and final years of your course, you will have the flexibility to study the subjects that most interest you.

Our unique degrees are designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational development – a balance that is highly sought after by employers in today’s competitive graduate market.

By studying Classical Literature & Civilisation and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, you will acquire skills highly sought after by employers within the graduate job market:

  • Understanding complex information
  • Writing clearly and effectively
  • Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view
  • Independent thought
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of different audiences
  • Strong research methods

Classical Literature and Civilisation and Philosophy graduates go on to pursue highly successful careers in professions such as:

  • Law
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Local Government
  • Museums and charities
  • Culture and heritage organisations

Therefore studying this degree at the University of Birmingham opens the doors to a wide range of careers. Some graduates will go onto undertake further study and research in pursuit of higher degrees.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 55 4

    9th out of 25 8

    18th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    149 71%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    35th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    152 80%

    11th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    6th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    19th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    154 74%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    42nd

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    90th

    26

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