Investigate the diversity of the classical world on this degree and enjoy studying Greek and Roman culture in all its manifestations.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 32-35 points
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Explore the literature, history, art and architecture, myth and religion, philosophy, science and medicine of ancient Greece and Rome.
Choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor the degree to your interests.
If you wish, choose to study Greek or Latin language, from beginners' or advanced level, at any Stage of the degree.
Enjoy working with the outstanding collections at the University-led Great North Museum and benefit from the resources in our dedicated classical collection.
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
We offer highly successful and nationally acclaimed beginners' Language in Action classes for students who wish to learn Greek and/or Latin.
We also offer intermediate and advanced classes for students with previous experience in either language.
Our language classes are not a compulsory part of this degree so will form part of your optional modules at each stage. They allow you to engage in literary study of original Greek and Latin texts from beginners' right up to advanced level.
You will enjoy small class sizes, allowing for a high level of interaction with teaching staff.
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