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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Classics focuses on the languages of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, as well as their literature and culture. In this 3-year BA degree, you’ll study both ancient Greek and Latin, each at the level appropriate for you: we offer four levels - Beginner’s, Intermediate, Further, and Advanced - and by the end of the degree you will be reading unabridged works in the original language. Recently, texts taught at the Further and Advanced level have included letters by Cicero and Pliny the younger, Plutarch’s How to Study Poetry, Plato’s Phaedrus, extracts from epic poetry such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virgil’s Aeneid, Euripides’ tragedy Helen, Aristophanes’ comedy Thesmophoriazusae, and Herodotus’ and Tacitus’ Histories.

Your Classics degree will be attractive to employers who can see that you have applied yourself to mastering challenging languages that require logical thinking, intellectual rigour, and creative adaptability. Your English grammar and syntax are likely to improve, making your written work more accurate, confident, and persuasive. And nothing compares to the thrill of being able to read texts in an originally unfamiliar language or deciphering artfully constructed arguments for yourself without the filter of a translation.

CLASSICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students on this course typically develop excellent writing skills, as well as strong abilities in problem solving. You’ll learn how to manage your time effectively in your preparation and how to respond effectively when asked questions in public settings.

Our Classics graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • Education (secondary and tertiary)
  • Archives
  • Heritage and museums
  • Business
  • Media and public relations
  • Public service

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 25 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    113 55%

    22nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    5th

    9

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