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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Classics at Newcastle University

Course Overview

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


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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
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 ranking

Quality 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 learning

Classical 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 visits

Study 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 abroad

Study 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:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Slovenia

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.


Facilities include:

  • 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

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will study find outHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 32-35 points

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