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Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe BA (UCAS Q802)

General entry requirements

A levels

A level typical offer

AAB to include grade A in Latin.

A level additional information

You will also need a grade C or grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is ABB including an A in Latin. See if you're eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


IB

IB typical offer

36 to include 6 in Higher Level Latin.

IB additional information

You will also need a Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 34 including 6 in Higher Level Latin. See if you're eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


BTEC

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


International qualifications


Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at Warwick.


Frequently asked questions

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 usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

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.

For the following IFP streams we will issue a guaranteed offer for the Liberal Arts degree: Business Management, Psychology, Social Science, Arts & Humanities and Law & Politics.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

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.

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 groundbreaking research.

You will study Latin alongside a modern European language (current options are Italian and German) and will spend your third year studying classical subjects at one of our partner universities in Europe.

Currently, placements are available in Bologna, Padua, Rome or Venice, with recent confirmation of new placements in Berlin and Tübingen, Germany. Confirmation of available placements will be made in your second year.

Core modules

In your first year, you will take core modules in Latin literary texts, a modern European language (currently Italian or German), and a range of optional modules.

In your second year you will continue with your modern language alongside a Latin text module (optional core) and further optional Classics modules.

You will spend your third year studying classical subjects at one of our partner universities in Europe.

You will return for your final year at Warwick.


Year One

Latin Literary Texts

This module builds upon A level 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.

A Modern European Language

You will take one module studying a Modern European Language (currently Italian or German).

Optional Modules: a choice of four from the modules below

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 theatre, while encouraging students to consider the degrees of continuity and difference between ancient Greek culture and their own beliefs and practices.

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.

Ancient Thought: Philosophy, Politics, Science

This module introduces students to the breadth and variety of ancient thought – investigating the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans articulated their thinking and their beliefs, about themselves and the worlds around them. We survey the cultural and intellectual contours of the ancient Graeco-Roman world from the presocratics through to late antiquity, and investigate not just the origins and development of philosophical thinking, but also developments in scientific investigation.

Encounters with Greek Texts

This module, taught in translation, introduces students to many different kinds of ancient Greek texts across a wide variety of genres and forms, including epic, drama, lyric, historiography, rhetoric. The module will also allow students to explore critically the range of methodologies and approaches used in the interpretation of ancient texts both within and beyond original cultural and political contexts.

Encounters with Latin Texts

This module, taught in translation, introduces students to many different kinds of Latin texts written in a variety of genres and forms, including historiographical, epigraphic and rhetorical texts, and literary texts in poetry and prose, from the canonical to the marginal and ‘sub-literary’. As well as expanding awareness of the Latin texts classicists study across different sub-fields (for instance, philology, archaeology, ancient history), the module will explore critically the range of methodologies and approaches used in the interpretation of ancient texts in their cultural and political contexts, and allow students to test out these skills in their own responses to texts.

Encounters with Material Culture: Objects and Archaeology

This module provides you with the tools you need to approach and interpret the material culture of the ancient world, including buildings, art-works, inscriptions and everyday objects. We look at objects and buildings from their creation to their use and rediscovery, considering issues such as the materials used, production and consumption; style, form and iconography, and contexts of discovery and use. We explore the many questions we can ask of material culture, and the insights it provides into the history and society of the ancient Mediterranean.

Year Two

Optional core modules

Latin text-based module and continuation of a Modern European Language.

Year Four

Optional core module

Latin text-based module


Optional modules

Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:

  • Ancient Greek Theatre
  • Greek Myth: Narratives, Sources, Approaches
  • The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought (Latin texts option)
  • Africa and the Making of Classical Literature (Latin texts option)
  • Roman Laughter (Latin texts option)
  • Metamorphosis in Latin poetry (Latin texts option)
  • Rhetorics: from Classical Rhetoric to Modern Communication (Latin texts option)
  • Sexuality and Gender in Antiquity
  • The Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (Latin texts option)
  • Politics and Poetics in Greek and Latin Literature (Latin texts option)
  • The History of Medicine in the Ancient World
  • Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry
  • Horace, Authority and Authoritarianism (Latin texts option)

    Assessment

    You will take 120 CATS each year (through a combination of 15 and 30 CAT modules). Assessment methods include coursework submitted during the year (e.g. essays, blog posts, learning logs) and exams in the summer (100% exam for language modules)..

    Your second and final years contribute equally to your final degree classification..

    Teaching

    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.


    Class sizes

    Most class sizes vary from 6 to 80 students with some texts classes for Honours modules taught in small groups of 2-10 students. Honours modules lectures are capped at 60.


    Typical contact hours

    You will take four modules per term, each with 2-3 contact hours per week.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

    Undergraduate fees

    If you are a home student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


    2+2 course fees

    If you are a home student enrolling in 2021 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


    How are fees set?

    The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

    Learn more about fees from UCAS.

    Undergraduate fees

    If you are an EU student enrolling in 2021, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.

    For details please see Overseas students section below.

    Undergraduate fees

    If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

    • Band 1 – £21,220 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
    • Band 2 – £27,060 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

    Fees for 2022 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2022 fee rates before you apply.


    Fee status guidance

    We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

    Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

    If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

    Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


    Additional course costs

    There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.


    Further information

    Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


    Scholarships and bursaries

    Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

    We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

    Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

    If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

    Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


    You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


    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.

    We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

    Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

    As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

    Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

    Further information

    Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

    Eligibility for student loans

    Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

    Check if you're eligible for student finance.

    Tuition Fee Loan

    You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

    Maintenance Loan for living costs

    You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

    Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

    Tuition Fee Loan

    For the 2020 academic year, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

    Help with living costs

    For the 2020 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if you’ve lived in the UK for more than 5 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course.

    If you are starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

    Find out more about government student loans for EU students.

    Repaying your loans

    You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

    Find out more about repaying your student loan.

    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.

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    Share your observations, opinions and developing interests. Develop critical and creative thinking that will prove valuable for your future – wherever in the world this might take you.

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