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BA in Classics and English, for students entering in the 22/23 academic year

Three years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) or BA (Pass) in Classics and English QQ37. Students follow a Greek or Latin pathway, depending on which ancient language they have studied at A-level. Students who have done both Greek and Latin at A-Level or equivalent may choose between the two pathways.

Degree credits weighting: Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 3: 50%

Year One

120 CATS: 60 CATS from Classics; 60 CATS from English. For progression to year 2, you must pass 90 CATS with an overall average of 40%, including passes in the required core and required optional core modules:

  • Required Core module (30 CATS): Modes of Reading (EN122-30)
  • Required Optional core module in an Ancient Language (30 CATS):

EITHER Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30) OR Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30)

  • Optional module in English (30 CATS):

EITHER Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (EN121-30) OR Epic into Novel (EN101)

  • Optional modules in Classics & Ancient History: 30 CATS from Ancient Thought: Philosophy, Politics, Science (CX112-15), Encounters with Greek Texts (CX113-15), Encounters with Roman Texts, Roman Culture and Society (CX110-15) and Greek Culture and Society (CX109-15).

Year Two

For progression from 2nd to final year: You must pass at least 90 Credits with an overall average of 40% or above. This should include 30 CATS of Classics modules involving an Ancient Language, and 30 CATS of English Modules.

Students study 120 CATS: 60 CATS from Classics; 60 CATS from English

60 CATS of optional Classics modules, of which 30 must involve the study of texts in Latin/Greek from the list given below. Note that the modules marked * are Greek text options; the remainder are Latin text options. Modules running in 2022/23 are in bold font.

  • CX255-30 The Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus
  • CX230-30 Epic & Epyllion
  • CX267-30 Ancient Greek Theatre*
  • CX272-30 Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry*
  • CX 268-30 Roman Laughter Wit and Transgression in Roman Literature and Thought
  • CX282-15 Horace, Authority & Authoritarianism (15 CAT)
  • CX280-15 Metamorphosis in Latin Poetry (15 CAT)
  • CX247-30 Sexuality and Gender*
  • CX279-15 Greek Myth: Narratives, Sources, Approaches (15 CAT)
  • CX266-15 The Politics of Archaic and Classical Greek Literature: New Mythologies of the Social (15 CAT);
  • CX244-30 The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian
  • CX266-30 Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature (Greek * or Latin option)
  • CX235-30 Democracy and Imperialism*
  • CX257-30 The History of Medicine in the Ancient World*
  • CX261-30 Humanism and Early Modern Latin Texts
  • CX264-30 The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought
  • CX269-30 Space and Place in Greek Literature*
  • CX273-30 Africa and the Making of Classical Literature

60 CATS of optional English modulesLink opens in a new window: students choose 30 CATS of English Literature pathway approved module from List A, and ONE from List B, which combines distributional and optional modules available to English honours students on the English pathway. Note all modules are subject to availability, and to change, year on year.

English LIST A

  • EN2L6 - Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time
  • EN2B5 - Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • EN2E4 - Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • EN2B4 - Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • EN2C2 - The English Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2C7 - Devolutionary British Fiction

English LIST BLink opens in a new window

Year Three

For degree classification rules, see 

120 CATS, divided between modules run by the departments of Classics and English, with a minimum of 30 CATS from each department (i.e. CATS may be split 60-60, or 30-90 either way)

  • Required Core module, CX303 or EN320: dissertation (30 CATS) under the supervision of a member of staff in either the Classics or the English department.
  • 90 CATS of optional modules in any combination of English and Classics, with at least 30 CATS from each department (which form your required optional core modules): students may choose at least 30 CATS of Classics honours module/s from the list here, and at least 30 CATS from the English module/s from the list hereLink opens in a new window.