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Course Overview

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The Classical Studies and Classical Civilisations degrees are aimed at those who wish to explore the ancient world in its broadest sense. The Ancient History and Classical Archaeology degree, on the other hand, is designed for those whose interest is primarily in history and material culture. Both degrees, however, have a number of common features and you are able to move from one degree to another as your interests develop, so long as the basic regulations for each are met.

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Entry Requirements

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Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.

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Areas of Study - First Year

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Since many students who take degrees within the department have little or no formal experience of the ancient world, Level 4 (120 credits) is seen as an introductory experience, setting the foundations for higher study, i.e. the modules taken include many elements which form the basis of more developed Honours Level work. Of the four modules taken at Level 4, three are obligatory core modules: (modules offered in 2016)

  • Democracy and Imperialism (also available as Greek text option)
  • Receptions of Antiquity: East and West
  • Roman Economy
  • The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (also available as Latin text option)
  • Domestic Space in the Roman World
  • Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology
  • Greek Tragedy (also available as Greek text option)
  • Origins of the Modern Novel (also available as Latin text option)
  • Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Greek Language and Literature
  • Greek Culture and Society (core)
  • Roman Culture and Society (core)
  • Greek Language or Latin Language (core)

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Areas of Study - After completion of first year

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At Honours Level there are two core modules:

  • The Hellenistic World (core)
  • A c10,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed with the Department (usually taken in the final stages of the degree)

Other modules that were offered in 2016 included:

  • Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus
  • History of Medicine in the Ancient World
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Art and Architecture of Asia Minor
  • Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
  • Food and Drink in the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Coinage of Greece and Rome
  • Classical Views of Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Tiberius to Hadrian
  • Politics and Poetics in Classical Literature

At both Level 4 and Honours Level many modules involve the study of material culture. If you are interested in the archaeological aspects of the ancient world, you should consult with tutors about which modules are the most suitable for this. For more detail on modules available to you within the department, see the Classics Department website.

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Teaching, assessment and study support

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The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age. There are a variety of assessments and these may include coursework assignments, formal examinations, presentations and research projects. You can study between one and three 30 credit modules per year. You can expect to commit to around 10 hours a week for each module you take, which includes contact time and independent study. Tutors are experts in their field and have extensive teaching experience, including working with adult learners. Throughout your degree programme you will be provided with considerable support and guidance.

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How to apply

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Applications are now open. Please follow this link: Apply Now.

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Fees and Funding

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The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2019-20. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.

See Student fees and funding for more information and view potential additional fees. You can also download a copy of fee information for 2019-20 here.

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Location and Times

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Classes are on located on Main Campus, The University of Warwick. Times dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details

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Further Information

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

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Why would I want to use this service?

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There is no mandate or requirement to use the service, it is entirely voluntary.

The University is a large complex organisation, and not every idea originator has the time, access or skills necessary to take a raw idea and progress it through the various stakeholder groups. The Innovation Support service can help with that process.

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Will you definitely help get my idea launched/accepted?

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The Innovation Support service does not guarantee every idea will be implemented – in fact, the majority will not make it through to final implementation.

Most ideas make complete sense when considered in isolation, but often cannot take account of the complexities and practicalities of the full environment. Many ideas cannot overcome the challenges of real-world practicalities.

The Innovation Support service cannot guarantee every idea is accepted or implemented – however it can guarantee that ideas that generate sufficient positive support are fully considered and tested against realities. It will also attempt to develop ideas to overcome any obstacles identified. It cannot guarantee implementation, but it can guarantee full consideration.

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