BA Classical Civilisation and Greek (3 year)

Course Overview

The BA Classical Civilisation and Greek degree offers the study of the Greek and Roman worlds, including Greek language, history, philosophy, archaeology and art, to shed light on the ancient civilisations that have shaped our modern world.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

  • A UNIQUE STUDY EXPERIENCE IN THE UK! New students who are admitted to our BA programmes will be offered Centenary Graduate Scholarships to reward academic achievement. The Excellence and Merit scholarships will be available to EU, UK and International students who have completed a full-time three or four year BA programme, achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme in the College.
  • BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee Excellence scholarship for the MA year. 
  • BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a Merit scholarship and pay £1,000 fees for the MA year.
  • Students study intermediary and advanced Greek.
  • In the second year, students can take a study trip/field project module Ancient and Historic Places. 
  • Students can take a work-placement through the “Literacy through Latin” project. Have a look at our blog.
  • Students can teach beginners Greek to members of the local community during the summer in the ‘Latin in the Park’/’Talk like an Egyptian’ project.
  • Students can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership. 
  • Students have the option of a semester abroad in Hong Kong or the USA.
  • Our students have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • The student Society of Ancient Studies organises social and cultural events.
  • Students are actively involved in voluntary archaeological digs nationally and internationally.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 2 (Level 5)

HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CLC206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Reading Classical Civilisation
Optional Modules
Greek Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Joint Honours students should achieve a balance between their two subject areas by taking at least 100 credits in each of their subject areas at Levels 2 and 3 combined.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLG203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language I (post-Beginning Greek Language)
CLG204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language II (post-Beginning Greek Language)To pursue this module you must also pursue CLG203.
CLG221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language I
CLG222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Greek Language IITo pursue this module you must also pursue CLG221.
CLG225Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 2)
CLG226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 2)To pursue this module you must also pursue CLG225.
CLG227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 1 (Level 2)
CLG228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 2 (Level 2)To pursue this module you must also pursue CLG227.
Classical Civilisation Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC205Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Homer and Heroism: Homer
CLH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project; Ancient History)Please note that CLH2001 requires students to pay for and participate in a study trip to Greece.
CLH215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Archaic Greece (Level 2)
CLH216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
CLH274Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Empire 2: Central Power and Local Culture, AD 14-235
CLH275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rome and the Mediterranean, 264-146 BC
CLH281Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The History and Archaeology of Roman Britain
CLH284Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Writing Ancient History
CLH292Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20History of Ancient Technology and Engineering
CLH297Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLH299Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Chastity and Promiscuity: Women in Aristophanes and Plato (Level 2)
CLL200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching Literacy through Latin
CLL203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language I(post-Beginning Latin Language)
CLL204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language II(post-Beginning Latin Language)To pursue this module you must also pursue CLL203.
CLL221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Latin Language I
CLL222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Latin Language IITo pursue this module you must also pursue CLL221.
CLL225Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 2)
CLL226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 2)To pursue this module you must also pursue CLL225.
CLL227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 2)
CLL228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2To pursue this module you must also pursue CLL227.
CLP266Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Researching and Re-telling the Roman Past
HIH2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Heirs of Rome: The Making of Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam in the Early Middle Ages, 400-800
HIH260Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20From Athens to Los Alamos: Science in the Ancient & Modern Worlds
AND
COAH Electives 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AHT200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Profiad Gwaith
AM-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Crime Story: American Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir
AM-204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
AM-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Topics in American Studies II:
AM-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20American Word/American Image
AM-217Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic America
AM-218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
AM-231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20African America
AM-232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Issues in American Politics
AM-240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Paradox of Power: American Foreign Policy
AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and America
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
CY-150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 3
CY-151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 4
CY-210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Cadarnhau
CY-212Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Clasuron Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg
CY-213Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Llenyddiaeth Ddiweddar
CY-215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymru a'i Sefydliadau
CY-222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gweithio mewn dwy iaith
CY-280Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau Iaith: Ymarfer
CY-281Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymraeg Proffesiynol
EN-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
EN-232Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Poetry
EN-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Writing Fiction
EN-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Writing Drama
HIH235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Golden Age of Iberia, 1450-1700
HIH267Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of the Mass Media in the United Kingdom
HUA203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital War
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
HUP201Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fundamental Issues in Moral and Political Philosophy
HUP202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Founders of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
ML-227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Conflict in European Film (Modern Languages route)
ML-242Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Fascisms
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLA150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 3
MLA151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 4
MLC235ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 2A
MLC235BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Catalan Language and Translation 2B
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 1 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLF141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb - Ffrangeg 2 (cyfrwng Cymraeg)
MLF150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 3
MLF151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 4
MLF226ASemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20French Cinema Since World War II
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLG150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 3
MLG151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 4
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLI150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 3
MLI151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 4
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS140WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 1 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLS141WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ieithoedd i Bawb: Sbaeneg 2 cyfrwng Cymraeg
MLS150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 3
MLS151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 4
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2
MLZ150Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 3
MLZ151Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 4
MS-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theorising the Media
MS-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Studying Digital Media
MSP200RSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Public Relations Theory
MSP201RSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital Public Relations Practice
MSS202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of Screen Animation
MSW200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sgiliau Cyfryngau Ymarferol
MSW202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Y Cyfryngau a Chymdeithas
MSW205Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creu a Chyflwyno Testunau
MSW206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Drama a Dogfen ar y sgrîn
MSW207Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cyfathrebu Digidol
MSW208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Theori Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus
PO-209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The State and Political Institutions
PO-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Global Political Economy: From Mercantilism to Neoliberalism
PO-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Globalisation
PO-234Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Elections and Voting
PO-237Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Latin American Politics through Film
PO-238Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Normative Models of Democracy: Contemporary Perspectives
PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide
PO-281Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20British Politics and Public Policy

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Classical Civilisation Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Joint Honours students should achieve a balance between their two subject areas by taking at least 100 credits in each of their subject areas at Levels 2 and 3 combined.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLD300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation
Greek Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLG321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language I
CLG322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language IITo select this module students must also pursue CLG321.
CLG325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 3)
CLG326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 3)To select this module students must also pursue CLG325.
CLG327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 1 (Level 3)
CLG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 2 (Level 3)To select this module students must also pursue CLG328.
CLG329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 3
CLG330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 4To select this module students must also pursue CLG329.
Classical Civilisation Modules 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block. choose one or two of the following. to enrol in a TB2 Latin module you must enrol in the correponding module in TB1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Roman Love Poetry
CLC303Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Comic Novel: Excrement and Sacrament
CLC305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Homer and Heroism: Homer
CLC309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Decision and Responsibility: The Tragic Predicament
CLC310Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Greek Historians: history as literature (Level 3)
CLC315Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Classics in Popular Culture
CLE327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Egyptian Collection Practicum
CLH3010Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Roman Popular Culture
CLH348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sport, games and entertainment in the Greek and Roman world
CLH367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender in the Roman World
CLH381Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The History and Archaeology of Roman Britain
CLH386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Athenian Democracy (Level 3)
CLH394Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius (level 3)
CLL321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language I
CLL322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language IITo select this module students must also pursue CLL321.
CLL325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 3)To select this module students must also pursue CLL325.
CLL327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)To select this module students must also pursue CLL327.
CLL329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 3
CLL330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 4To select this module students must also pursue CLL329.
CLP309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages

Description

The BA Classical Civilisation and Greek studies the Greek and Roman worlds. 

Have a look at our blog for news and information.

Semester abroad, second semester, second year

Entry Requirements

Our preferred offers for UK applicants are BBB-BBC at A-level with an A level in an ancient language. However, flexible offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate, a typical offer would be 32-30 points. We ask for Welsh Baccalaureate plus BC at A-level. Access candidates should have 15 Distinctions and 18 Merits. 

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £13,650

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Student Quote

"Since studying a BA in Classical Civilisation at Swansea University I am now an Editorial and Production Assistant for a magazine company. I applied for a different role, however the company loved my CV and thought that I would be a great asset to their editorial team. The role involves a lot of reading, writing and editing. My degree helps me with this role as it gave me a good understanding of grammar and the ability to read and interpret a wide range of articles. The teaching at the Classics department in Swansea is fantastic and I still receive ongoing support from my old lecturers. The confidence I gained during my time at Swansea University has been crucial for me to travel and find a job a truly enjoy."

Isabel Crouch




Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Employability and Careers

93.6 per cent* of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University  are in work and / or further study six months after graduation.

Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology will put you in a great position to succeed in a wide range of careers. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Our programmes include various forms of assessment, teamwork through seminars, tutorials and group presentations and an independent study - dissertation module. You will learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All of these skills will ensure you can compete very successfully in the employment market.

Our students have progressed to a broad range of work sectors including education, recruitment, marketing, management, and heritage, working for companies such as:

  • Mercedes Benz
  • English Heritage
  • St Fagans National History Museum

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

  • MA Ancient Egyptian Culture
  • MA Ancient Narrative Literature
  • MA Ancient History and Classical Civilisation

*First–degree Swansea University graduates of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.

Ancient History

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