This degree combines the study of Greek and Latin literature with language learning, translation skills, and a wide range of cultural and historical topics.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 32-35 points
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You will develop fluency in both Latin and Greek, through a combination of language classes, textual study and translation.
You can learn from beginners' or advanced level.
Enjoy reading literature by major classical authors in the original language, and complement this with topics in the literature, art, philosophy, history and archaeology of Greece and Rome.
Our dedicated classical collection, and the University-led Great North Museum, provide an excellent range of study resources and enable you to engage, in depth, with the classical world.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
We rank in the top ten UK universities for Classics and Ancient History in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017.
Classical language learningClassical language learning
Each year, you spend one third of your time studying Latin and one third studying Greek, leading to a command of both by the end of your degree.
Both Latin and Greek can be studied either from beginners' or advanced level. See the Course Details for more information.
Our language classes provide thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and skills required to read Latin and Greek texts.
Translation and textual study classes enable you to improve your fluency in reading, while developing skills of literary analysis.
Study visitsStudy visits
During your degree, you will have the chance to take part in extracurricular field trips that take advantage of the North East's rich history such as:
- the nearby World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall
- the classically-inspired Belsay Hall
- Wallington Hall
Study abroadStudy abroad
Studying abroad as part of your degree is a fun, challenging experience that will broaden your cultural horizons.
It will increase your employability and help you acquire a range of practical life skills. It's also a chance to improve your language skills and develop an international network of friends.
UK and EU students have the opportunity to take part in a study abroad exchange in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.
You can study in a European country, including:
You can also choose to study in a non-European country, such as Australia, the USA or Hong Kong.
Facilities and support
This degree is run by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, located at the heart of campus in the Armstrong Building.
- the Great North Museum on campus, offering access to a range of artefacts
- a School reading room, containing our Classics library collection
- the Cluster for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies
- a range of other specialist facilities
You'll be supported throughout your degree by a personal tutor