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Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe (BA) (Full-Time, 2021 Entry)


UCAS Code
Q802

Qualification
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full-time

Start Date
27 September 2021

Department of Study
Department of Classics and Ancient History

Location of Study
University of Warwick


A degree in a classical subject offers a rich and versatile training which develops advanced skills in critical analysis, communication and creative thinking. On our Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe (BA) degree you'll pursue your interest in the languages, literature and thought of Greece and Rome, while considering the broader cultural, social and political contexts of the classical world. You'll spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities.


Course overview

This four-year course enables you to pursue your interest in the languages, literature and thought of Greece and Rome, while considering the broader cultural, social and political contexts of the classical world. You will study a broad range of literary and non-literary sources, which are taught in innovative and dynamic ways by staff engaged in ground-breaking research.

You will study Latin alongside accelerated Italian or German and will spend your third year studying classical subjects at one of our partner universities in Europe (currently in Bologna, Padua, Rome or Venice, with recent confirmation of new placements in Berlin and Tübingen, Germany), before returning for your final year at Warwick. During the year abroad, you will benefit not only from full immersion in another language and culture, but from Italy or Germany’s excellent universities and world-leading classical scholarship. Each year of the course comprises four modules, with flexibility in your second and third years to choose some optional modules in order to pursue areas of particular academic interest.

Please note, the future of the Erasmus+ programme is still under negotiation as the UK enters the Brexit transition period so placements may vary from the current arrangements detailed here. For news and information visit erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update


Course structure

In your first year, you will take core modules in Latin language, accelerated Italian or German, Greek Culture and Society, and Roman Culture and Society. In your second year you will continue with Italian or German alongside a Latin text-based module (optional core) and two further optional Classics modules. You will spend your third year studying classical subjects at one of our partner universities in Europe (currently in Bologna, Padua, Rome or Venice, with recent confirmation of new placements in Berlin and Tübingen, Germany), before returning for your final year at Warwick.

Second and final year students may take one 30-CAT module or two 15-CAT modules from outside the department (e.g. from the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning or another academic dept) in place of an optional module.

Important information

We are making some exciting changes to the core language modules for our Study in Europe degrees. They are currently undergoing approval through our rigorous academic processes, but as they are confirmed, we will update our core module list here. Please make sure that you check this page again for the latest information before you apply or accept your offer.

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How will I learn?

You will study Classics in a variety of ways, through lectures, seminars, and language classes. In your final year you will write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, with guidance from your departmental supervisor.


Contact hours

You will take four modules, each with 2-3 contact hours per week (more for your language module/s).


Class size

Class sizes vary from 6 to 80. Honours modules are capped at 60.


How will I be assessed?

You will take four modules each year, the assessment of which is generally equally divided between essays submitted during the year and exams in the summer (100% exam for language modules). Your second and final years contribute equally to your final degree classification.

General entry requirements

A level:

  • AAB to include grade A in Latin
  • Grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

IB:

  • 36 to include 6 in Higher Level Latin
  • Grade C/grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

BTEC:

  • We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside two A levels, including Latin.

Additional requirements:

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.


International Students

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Find out more about international entry requirements.


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).


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).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.


Taking a gap year

Applications for deferred entry welcomed.


Interviews

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Important information

We are making some exciting changes to the core language modules for our Study in Europe degrees. They are currently undergoing approval through our rigorous academic processes, but as they are confirmed, we will update our core module list here. Please make sure that you check this page again for the latest information before you apply or accept your offer.

Sign up to receive updates on our updated modules.


Year One

Greek Culture and Society

This module introduces students of all backgrounds to the vast panorama of Greek culture, from Homeric times to the coming of Rome. It explores some of the most distinctive features of Greek culture and its social institutions, from the polis, festivals and religion, to mythology, sport and the performance of poetry, while encouraging students to consider the degrees of continuity and difference between ancient Greek culture and their own beliefs and practices. The module is designed to provide a framework within which you can develop your own individual interests in the second and third years.

Roman Culture and Society

This module explores what was distinctively ‘Roman’ about Roman culture and society, both in Rome itself and throughout its empire, from Britain to Bulgaria, and from the Nile to the Euphrates. The module introduces students of all backgrounds to topics from the late first century BC to the early third century AD, investigating the impact on Roman society of the emergence of sole rulers and dynastic powers, and the gradual opening up of society to provincials. It considers a range of evidence, from poetry to graffiti, monuments to religious artefacts, and is designed to provide a framework within which you can develop your own individual interests in the second and third years.

Latin Literary Texts

This module builds upon the ‘Latin Language and Literature’ module (or A Level/ equivalent in Latin), and allows you to develop your understanding of Latin by further reading of significant works by authors and in genres which, for the most part, you will not have previously studied. As well as developing your ability to read Latin more fluently and to translate from Latin, the module also teaches you advanced grammar, and offers an ambitious introduction to literary criticism and philological analysis at degree level.

Accelerated Italian or German at an appropriate level

Year Two

Optional core modules – Latin text-based module and Italian or German at appropriate level.


Year Four

Dissertation

Optional core module - Latin text-based module


Examples of optional modules/options for current students

  • The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought
  • Africa and the Making of Classical Literature
  • Roman Laughter
  • Space and Place in Greek Literature
  • The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian
  • Rhetorics: from Classical Rhetoric to Modern Communication
  • Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
  • The Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus
  • Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature
  • Humanism and Early Modern Latin Texts
  • The History of Medicine in the Ancient World
  • Ancient Global History
  • Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry.

Tuition fees

Find out more about fees and funding.


Additional course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021

Your career

Graduates from Classics courses have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Acturis
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Comic Relief
  • English Heritage
  • EY
  • John Lewis and Partners
  • KPMG
  • Teach First
  • The British Museum
  • Waitrose and Partners

They have pursued roles such as:

  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisors
  • Legal associate professionals
  • Management consultants and business analysts
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Teaching and other educational professionals

Helping you find the right career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant. They offer impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • What can you do with a Classics and Ancient History degree?
  • Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Next steps after your classics degree ... hear from alumni
  • Networking for Classics students

Discover more about careers support at Warwick.

Jonathan, current student

"The lecturers are all very welcoming"

“I wanted to study at Warwick because the honours modules offered the option of extra original language classes which was very important to me. The classes are much smaller and give Classics students the chance to gain a more intimate understanding of the texts you have studied in lectures and seminars.

My favourite module has been Ancient Greek Theatre. Greek Theatre was great since we covered a wide range of both tragedians and comedians and I found comedy’s engagement with literary genres to be so interesting that I chose it as my topic for my dissertation.

The lecturers are all very welcoming and you don’t feel at all intimidated to talk to them about any concern you have. Their doors are always open for a chat and they are happy to go through essay questions, feedback or just to talk about how you’re getting on."

Jonathan

BA Classics

About the information on this page

This information is applicable for 2021 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.