90% of UWTSD students at the School of Classics agreed that the course is well organised and is running smoothly - NSS 2016
This scheme allows you to study a wide range of modules covering not only fascinating historical figures - Pericles the Athenian, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Nero - but also the great literary output of these worlds - the Homeric epics, the tragedies, Cicero - as well as basic aspects of everyday life, such as the role of women, religion, warfare and the economy.
In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of literature, mythology and history; in the second and third years, the School offers specialised modules on all aspects of the Greco-Roman world so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.
Options are also available to study select modules in the wider Faculty of Humanities, for example in Egyptian culture and history, English and Theology. The culmination of the degree is the dissertation, where you are free to pursue a topic of your choice in line with our range of research and publication specialisms.
The School is proud of the wide range of assessment methods used on the course, such as presentations, gobbets, examinations and research plans, so that the assessment reflects the student's performance as a whole. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the wider research community and are always welcome to attend our monthly research seminar series, which feature speakers from around the world.
All our modules are taught by specialists and active researchers. The influence of our research on our teaching offers our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the subject and follow the latest scholarly trends and discoveries, whilst our independent study modules allow you to explore your passion in its entirety.
Studying Ancient History and Classical Studies with us here at University of Wales Trinity Saint David means research-led teaching and research-active learning in an environment that allows for both full use of the virtual world and the personal approach of expert tuition.
The school supports very active student-led Classics and Ancient Civilisations societies, which have organised movie nights and theatre trips and put on plays themselves. Check out their Facebook pages.
- Explore all aspects of ancient history, literatures and cultures
- Specialise in mythology, religion, history and/or literature
- Expert tuition in a friendly and supportive environment
- Local and international field trips, as well as study abroad opportunities with our partners at Bologna (Italy), Tarragona (Spain) and Hobart and William Smith (USA)
- Athens and Rome
- Reading Antiquity
- Defenders Conquerors and Vanquished
- The Legends of Alexander the Great
- Staging Antiquity
- The Muses' Playground: Epic in Antiquity
- Sparta an Extraordinary City
- Dr Errietta Bissa
- Dr Matthew Cobb
- Dr Kyle Erickson
- Dr Ralph H