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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you fascinated by ancient Greece and Rome? Do you love reading and thinking for yourself? If you also have an A level in Latin and want to study both Latin and Greek language and literature, then this varied and interdisciplinary degree programme is for you.Taught in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, you will have the opportunity to explore the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome, as well as of Egypt, Ancient Western Asia and the Byzantine Empire, in a range of optional modules. You will encounter the classical world in all its diversity and explore its literature, culture, religion and history, and the many ways in which classical antiquity lives on in our world today. With our BA Classics, you will gain expertise in both Greek and Latin and, by reading in the original languages, you will be able to understand Greek and Latin texts in greater depth.You can also undertake our unique two-week Study Tour, an opportunity to travel independently with fellow undergraduate students to Greece or Italy and conduct your own research in places such as Rome and Pompeii, or Athens and Delphi.If you are interested in Classics but not currently studying Latin at A Level or have GCSE (grade 7) in Latin, Greek or a Modern Language, then take a look at our companion degree programme, Classical Literature and Civilisation.**Why study this course?****Unique Study Tours** – Bring your learning to life by exploring Greece or Italy as part of your degree. Plan and prepare your research trip with your peers to expand your academic understanding.**Redefine story-telling** – Join the department’s ‘Classics in the Community’ project, offering students the opportunity to enrich their university experience by breaking down barriers to studying Classics through workshops, presentations and conversation.**Immerse yourself in an Ancient Language** – Take advantage of learning another languages and dive deeper into literatures that will shape your knowledge of the Classics.**Personalised Support** – Benefit from smaller class sizes including one-to-one support on coursework and feedback whilst also becoming part of our ever-growing careers network of highly skilled graduates. **Learn from the very best** – You will study alongside some of the finest minds in the field. Times Higher Education ranked the Department in the Top 5 in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.**Unparalleled Access to History** - Explore our Cadbury Research Libraries collections consisting of over 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and more than four million manuscript items.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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19,740per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table


  • 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

    17th out of 24 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    135 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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