2018 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018. 
For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

Course Overview

Study a Classics degree and explore Greek and Roman mythology, drama, philosophy, fiction, satire, art and architecture and Greek and Latin language. Explore the ancient language and literature of the Greek and Roman Worlds. Come and join us!

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

Why study a Classics degree with us? 

  • Ranked in the Top-10 Guardian University Guide 2018 National Student Survey
  • You can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to enhance your student experience and career prospects
  • Study a semester abroad during the second year in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore
  • You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support
  • Join in on national and international voluntary archaeological digs 
  • The Society of Ancient Studies organises social and cultural events
  • Our Graduates have careers in education, archives, museum and heritage, business, media and public relations and public services
  • Salary scale - £20,000-£42,000

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Some of our modules run in alternate years. The modules listed below are taught in the current year. We also teach: Roman Love Poetry; The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex; Homer and Heroism; Roman Popular Culture; Archaic Greece; Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome; Gender in the Roman World; Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods; Alexander and the Hellenistic world.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Greek Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select a pair of modules (40cr) of Greek at the appropriate level. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Greek modules on request. Students should not take modules in more than one beginning ancient language in the year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLG101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language I
CLG102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Greek Language IIIf you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLG101.
CLG105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) I
CLG106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IIIf you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLG105.
CLG125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 1)Post A Level or equivalent
CLG126Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 1)Post A Level or equivalent. If you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select
AND
Latin Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must take 40 credits of Latin Modules at the appropriate level. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Latin modules on request. Students should not take modules in more than one beginning ancient language in the year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLL101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Latin Language I
CLL102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Latin Language IIIf you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLL101.
CLL105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) I
CLL106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) IIIf you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLL105.
CLL125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 1)Post A Level or equivalent.
CLL126Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 1)Post A Level or equivalent. If you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLL125.
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select module to make a total of 120cr ensuring a balance of 60cr in each teaching block. To enrol in a TB2 Egyptian module, you MUST enrol in the corresponding TB1 module. Students taking CLE122 cannot also take CLE112. Languages for All modules. To enrol in a TB2 language modules you MUST enrol in the corresponding TB1 module. Staff can advise on the appropriate level on request

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology
CLC102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Transformations of Mythology
CLC103Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric
CLE112Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Middle Egyptian 1 (Year 1)
CLE113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Middle Egyptian Language 2 (Year 1)If you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLE112.
CLE120Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Egyptian History and Civilisation 1
CLE121Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Ancient Egyptian History and Civilisation 2If you wish to pursue this module you MUST also select CLE120.
CLE122Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ancient Egyptian Language for Archaeology (1st year)
CLH100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Greek History and Society
CLH145Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
CLH150Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rome from Village to Empire: An Introduction to Roman History
AND
Languages for All - options 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Each module below is worth 10 credits. If you select a pair of Languages for All modules, you will need to ensure that you have a 50/70 or a 70/50 split of modules overall from the modules above

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
AND
AND
Optional Module Choices 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select 40cr - Select 2 x 20cr modules or 1 x 20cr module and 2 x 10cr Languages for All modules, which must be taken in corresponding pairs.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Roman Love Poetry
CLC203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC205Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Homer and Heroism: Homer
CLC206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Reading Classical Civilisation
CLC211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plato's Republic
CLE230Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Egyptomania: The reception of ancient Egypt from Antiquity to the present day
CLH2005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Set in Stone? Inscribing and Writing in Antiquity
CLH2006Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Imperial Image: Roman Emperors and Empresses in History, Literature and Art from Augustus to the Severans.
CLH2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Economy
CLH215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Archaic Greece (Level 2)
CLH216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
CLH227Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Kings, Tyrants and Lawgivers in Ancient Greece
CLH267Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender in the Roman World
CLH268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods.
CLH284Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Writing Ancient History
CLH297Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLP202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages
CY-140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 1
CY-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Welsh 2
MLA140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 1
MLA141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Arabic 2
MLF140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - French 1
MLF141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - French 2
MLG140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - German 1
MLG141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - German 2
MLI140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 1
MLI141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Italian 2
MLS140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 1
MLS141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Spanish 2
MLZ140Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 1
MLZ141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Languages for All - Mandarin 2

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

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

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Greek on request.

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

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Latin on request.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLL321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language I
CLL322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language IITo select this module you must pursue CLL321 also.
CLL325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 3)To select this module you must pursue CLL325 also.
CLL327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)To select this module you must pursue CLL327 also.
CLL329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 3
CLL330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 4To select this module you must pursue CLL329 also.

Description

Our Classics course offers... 

You will learn Greek and Latin language and examine the past cultures of the Greek and Roman worlds. You can tailor your degree to your own interests with a wide variety of topics to choose from. Optional modules in ancient history or Egyptology are also available.

Have a look at our blog for news and information.

Entry Requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £15,650

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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 Quotes

"Since studying a BA in Classical Civilisation and Latin 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 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.

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