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Course Regulations VV18 Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe or of BA (Pass) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe (VV18).

At the end of Year One, an overall 2.1 profile has to be obtained for students to be allowed to continue with this degree, and a mark of 56+ in the Italian language module must be achieved. If at the end of the 1st year, students fail to achieve the necessary results, they will change degree course back to VV16 Ancient History & Classical Archaeology, without study in Europe.

Students must pass their Year in Europe to be able to continue on the BA in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe on their return, failing which they will revert to registration for the VV16 Ancient History & Classical Archaeology degree.

Degree credits weighting:

Year 1: 0%, Year 2: 50%, Year 4: 50%

Year One

120 CATS in total. For progression from 1st year to 2nd year, you must pass at least 90 Credits with an overall average of 40% or above, including passes in required core and required optional core modules:

  • Required Optional Core Module (exam and assessment components must both be passed): EITHER Roman Culture and Society (CX110-30) OR Greek Culture and Society (CX109-30).
  • Required Core Module: Introduction to Greek and Roman History (CX102-30)
  • Required Optional Core Module in a modern language: Italian for Beginners (IT101-30); Intermediate Italian Accelerated (LL2B4-30); Modern Italian Language I (Advanced) (IT107-30); Modern German Language 1 (GE101-30); Modern German Language 1 (Accelerated Beginners) (GE103-30).
  • Optional Core Module: Latin OR Ancient Greek at the appropriate level: Latin Language (CX115-30); Latin Language and Literature (CX101-30); Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30); Greek Language (CX120-30); Greek Language and Literature (CX126-30); Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30)

Year Two

For progression from 2nd to final year: You must pass at least 90 Credits with an overall average of 40% or above, including passes in required core and required optional core modules. 

120 CATS in total. 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History AND 30 CATS (1 module) from Italian

  • Required Core Module: Hellenistic World (CX251-30)
  • Required Optional Core Module in a modern language: ONE modern language module EITHER IT201-30 (progressing from IT101 or LL2B4-30) OR IT301 (progressing from IT107) OR GE201 (progressing from GE101).
  • Required Optional Core Module: 30 CATS from List A.
  • Optional Module: 30 CATS from List A or List B.

Modules available are indicated in BOLD.

Year Three - Exchange

Year Four

For degree classification rules, see https://warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/dar/quality/categories/examinations/conventions/ 

120 CATS (4 modules) from Classics & Ancient History OR 90 CATS (3 modules) from Classics & Ancient History + 30 CATS from an external department.

  • Required Core Module: Dissertation (CX303-30)
  • Required Optional Core Module: 30 CATS from List A.
  • Optional Module: 60 CATS from List A or List B. Up to 30 CATS from Classics may be substituted with up to 30 CATS from an external department, subject to approval (see below).

Modules available are indicated in BOLD.

Please note that not all modules are available every year.

External Modules at Honours Level

Fourth-year students on this degree pathway may take up to 30-CATs of modules from outside the department (eg from IATL or another academic dept) in place of an optional module. You should discuss this first of all with your Personal Tutor, & then seek advice from the relevant module tutor in order to check that you have the prerequisite knowledge before then seeking formal permission from the Director of UG Studies or Head of Dept in order to register for the external module(s). You should be aware that modules from the Business School, for example, may involve a substantial maths component.

Students wishing to take a level one option at Honours level should bear in mind that only one such module is permitted in the eight modules taken in the second and third years.

Students are permitted to take language modules taught at the University's Language Centre (located on the ground floor of Humanities). However, students are not permitted to take Language Centre modules whose levels are lower than university-level study. These can instead be studied in your spare time in every year of study. For your degree, students can take a language at the Language Centre at Level 5 Advanced 1 in their second year; and Level 6 Advanced 2 in their third year. Students who want to study a Language Centre module as part of their degree need to speak to their personal tutor, in order to obtain approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may, however, also investigate academic modules in German or Spanish within the School for Modern Languages and Cultures.