The major part of the programme, Classical Studies, 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.
The minor part of the programme introduces students to ideas and issues surrounding the field of Heritage Management and amounts to 40 credits or two modules per year. This part of the programme is specifically designed to enhance a student's knowledge of Heritage in its broadest sense and to provide an appropriate set of skills and understandings applicable to a broad range of employments in the Heritage sector or cultural industries more generally.
Running through all the modules is clear emphasis on enhancing the employability potential of our students, notably through a compulsory work placement, and for those that wish, the opportunity to do a practice-based, work-related Dissertation. Students also acquire an understanding of heritage marketing and various data management and analysis methods.
A degree in Classical Studies with Heritage Management 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 are 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 among 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 a very active student-led Classics society which has organised movie nights and theatre trips and put on plays.
- 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)
Typical modules include:
- 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