BA Classical Civilisation and Latin (3 year)

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Course Overview

Study a Classic Civilisation and Latin degree and explore Greek and Roman mythology, history and society, drama, philosophy, fiction, satire, art and architecture and Latin language. Explore and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in our own time. 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 Classical Civilisation and Latin 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
  • Students study intermediary and advanced Latin.
  • 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 and organises social and cultural events
  • Our Classical Civilisation and Latin 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 Undergraduate / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
CLC101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology
CLC102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Transformations of Mythology
Optional Modules
AND
Optional Module Choices 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select enough optional modules to make your total credits up to 120 credits for the whole year (after your compulsory modules). To enrol in a TB2 Greek or Egyptian module, you MUST enrol in the corresponding TB1 module. Students should not take modules in more than one beginning ancient language in the year. Students taking CLE122 cannot also take CLE112

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
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)
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 2
CLE122Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Ancient Egyptian Language for Archaeology (1st year)
CLG101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language I
CLG102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Greek Language II
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) II
CLG125Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 1)
CLG126Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 1)
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

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

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

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select a module from each teaching block from each teaching block at the appropriate level. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Latin modules on request.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
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)
CLL225Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 2)
CLL226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 2)
CLL227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 2)
CLL228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2
AND
Compulsory Selective - Classical Civilisation 

Choose Minimum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You should select one to three of these modules. To enrol in a TB2 Greek module, you MUST enrol in the corresponding TB1 module. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Greek modules on request.

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: A Reading of the Iliad
CLC211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plato's Republic
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)
CLG221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Beginning Greek Language I
CLG222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beginning Greek Language II
CLG225Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 2)
CLG226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 2)
CLG227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 1 (Level 2)
CLG228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 2 (Level 2)
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.
CLH2008Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Myths and Society in the Greek World
CLH215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Archaic Greece (Level 2)
CLH216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
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.
CLH297Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLP202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages
AND
Optional Module Choices 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select any modules from this list to complete a total of 120 credits.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLE230Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Egyptomania: The reception of ancient Egypt from Antiquity to the present day
CLH2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Economy
CLH284Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Writing Ancient History

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / 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 Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation
AND
Latin Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
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.
AND
Classical Civilisation Compulsory Selective Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 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 module, you must enrol in the corresponding TB1 module. Staff can advise on the appropriate level of Greek modules on request.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC300Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Roman Love Poetry
CLC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Homer and Heroism: A Reading of the Iliad
CLC312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plato's Republic
CLG321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language I
CLG322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Greek Language II
CLG325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Greek 1 (Level 3)
CLG326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Greek 2 (Level 3)
CLG327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 1 (Level 3)
CLG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 2 (Level 3)
CLG329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Greek 3
CLG330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Greek 4
CLH3005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Set in Stone? Inscribing and Writing in Antiquity
CLH3006Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Imperial Image: Roman Emperors and Empresses in History, Literature and Art from Augustus to the Severans.
CLH3008Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Myths and Society in the Greek World
CLH367Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender in the Roman World
CLH368Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods.
CLH388Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Late Antiquity; The Transformation of the Roman World AD 250-600
CLH393Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Archaic Greece
CLH397Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLP309Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages
AND
Optional Module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select any module to complete a total of 120 spread evenly accross the year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLH3007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Economy
CLH369Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Italy before the Romans

Description

Our Classical Civilisation and Latin course offers…

Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject. You will learn Latin language and examine past cultures, covering the Greek and Roman worlds. You can tailor your degree to your own interests with a broad variety of topics to choose from.

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 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.

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