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Classical Civilisation with Philosophy (Q8V5)

 

What will I learn?

This joint degree gives you the chance to discover the origins of Western philosophical thought within the socio-political context of the ancient world, and to trace its transformation in multiple contexts up to the present day.

The course will allow you to develop enhanced analytical skills across many contexts and modes of thought, and also gives you the opportunity to study an ancient language.
You will enjoy an outstanding range of up-to-date, research-led modules, moving from core modules in your first year to specialist options in your second and third years.

In your first year, you will take four core modules which include ‘Greek Culture and Society’, ‘Roman Culture and Society’, ‘Introduction to Ancient Philosophy’ and Latin or Greek at the appropriate level.
In your second and third years, you will also take four modules per year, which may be weighted towards Classics, or split 50/50 between the two departments. Current options from the Classics department include ‘Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature’, ‘The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought’, ‘History of Medicine’, ‘Roman Near East’, ’Greek Theatre’. In Philosophy recent modules have included: ‘Nietzsche in Context’; ‘Feminism; Meaning and Communication’; ‘Philosophy in Film’; ‘Issues in Contemporary Aesthetics’; ‘Origins of Mind’.

How will I learn?

You will study in a variety of ways: lectures, seminars (involving student presentations or small-group discussion of a particular topic) and (in your final year) by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice, with guidance from your departmental supervisor.

You will have 2–3 contact hours per week for each module, and will also prepare work independently outside the classroom. Each of your essays will receive detailed written feedback and will also be discussed with you in a one-to-one feedback session with the marker of the essay.

How will I be assessed?

You will take four modules each year, the assessment of which is generally equally divided between coursework submitted during the year and exams in the summer. Some modules involve alternative assessment methods including digital storytelling videos, blog posts and presentations.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You may choose to spend a year at our partner university of Monash, Australia, at the end of your second year. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department's dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.


  • Entry Requirements

  • A level ABB, to include grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

    International Baccalaureate 34 points, to include grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA- recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking at A or AS level.

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

  • Essential subjects Grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent). No further essential subjects are required, although candidates should bear in mind that these degrees involve substantial historical and literary components; most successful applicants will have a high grade in some language, ancient or modern, at GCSE or equivalent.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

  • Departmental Open Days Every applicant who receives an offer is invited to attend one of the Departmental Open Days. Find out more about our Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules can I study?

In your first year, you will take four core modules which include ‘Greek Culture and Society’, ‘Roman Culture and Society’, ‘Introduction to Ancient Philosophy’ and Latin or Greek at the appropriate level.
In your second and third years, you will also take four modules per year, which may be weighted towards Classics, or split 50/50 between the two departments. Current options from the Classics department include ‘Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature’, ‘The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought’, ‘History of Medicine’, ‘Roman Near East’, ’Greek Theatre’. In Philosophy recent modules have included: ‘Nietzsche in Context’; ‘Feminism; Meaning and Communication’; ‘Philosophy in Film’; ‘Issues in Contemporary Aesthetics’; ‘Origins of Mind’.

Find out more about Classics modules and the course structure. You can find Philosophy modules underneath the table on this page.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

We see it as an imperative to equip you with the skills and capability to adapt to a workplace which is increasingly affected by accelerated social and technological change. Earlier this year (2017), Warwick was ranked the most targeted University by the UK’s Top 100 Graduate Employers.* We invite nearly 300 leading employers to campus each year, ensuring that our students have the opportunity to meet employers at careers fairs, employer presentations or sector-specific events. The most recent figures show that 100% of first degree graduates from across the department had secured employment or further study six months after graduation.

Graduates from the department have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in a diverse range of fields. These include: Law, Teaching, Academia, Civil Service, Theatre, Banking, Marketing and Communications.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the degree means that our students develop a broad skillset which includes advanced analytical skills, honed written and verbal communication skills, a thirst for critical evaluation and an awareness of divergent perspectives.

To see some of our alumni profiles, please visit the Classics website.

* The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd

Essential information

Entry Requirements

A level: ABB, to include grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

IB: 34 points, to include grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS Code
Q8V5

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Philosophy

Student blogs
Jivan Kandola - Classical Civilisation

Leyla Hunn - Philosophy

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.

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