The Classical Studies part of the programme will offer students the opportunity to explore their interest in the cultures, literatures and languages of the ancient world, then this is the programme for you. A degree in Classical Studies gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to religion and all genres of ancient literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire. Modules exploring the influence of the ancient world on modern popular culture, such as film and literature, are also available. Study of ancient language is an option but not compulsory. In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, the School offers specialised modules on all aspects of Greco-Roman literature and culture so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.
Alongside this students will study a range of modules that will explore different aspects of Heritage and Heritage-related agencies, institutions and subjects. It will do this in an innovative way that will combine study of general and broadly based Heritage issues with more specialist or particular aspects of the field.
The programme will equip students with an understanding and appreciation of the wider field of Heritage, which includes a compulsory work placement at level 5 and time in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives at level 6. This provides students with both an attractive approach to study as well as equipping them with an appropriate set of skills and understandings applicable to a broad range of employments in the Heritage sector or cultural industries.
A degree in Classical Studies and Heritage Studies gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to the modern Heritage Industry , from ancient Greek including all genres of ancient literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire to tourism.
In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, we offer specialised modules so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.
Options are also available to study selected modules in the wider Faculty of Humanities, for example in Theology, Chinese History, English and Philosophy.
All students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and conduct their own research in the second-year independent project and the third-year dissertation.
A wide range of assessment methods used on the course, such as essays, gobbets, slide presentations, examinations and bibliographic exercises, so that the assessment reflects the student's performance as a whole.
There is a strong sense of community amongst our students and staff, where you will always be part of the vibrant Faculty.
The classes are always friendly and never intimidating, allowing staff to get to know you on a first name basis. Our tutors support very active student-led Classics and Heritage studies societies, which have organised movie nights and theatre trips and put on plays themselves.
- Learn in small teaching groups
- Excellent links to the Heritage sector CADW, EH, NT
- Staff experience and specialist knowledge in the field of Heritage
- Explore all aspects of ancient literatures and cultures
- Work placement in local museum or archive
- Field trips to local sites and heritage centres
- 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)
- Life and Culture in Classical Antiquity
- Reading Antiquity: A Survey of Ancient Literature
- Augustan Lovers
- The Legends of Alexander the Great
- Staging Antiquity: Drama in the Ancient World
- The Muses' Playground: Epic in Antiquity
- Magic in Antiquity
- Introduction to Heritage
- Heritage Marketing
- Exhibiting Egypt: digitising material culture
- Heritage Data Management
- Roderic Bowen Library & Archives
- Heritage Management: sustainable tourism
- Museums, Heritage and Representation
- Dr Errietta Bissa
- Dr Matthew Cobb
- Quentin Drew
- Nigel Nayling
- Dr Katherina Zinn
- Dr Kyle Erickson
- Dr Ralph H