English and Classical Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

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About English and Classical Studies at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

This joint honours degree attempts to reveal how ancient and modern societies talked about their worlds, how they lived, what they wrote, and how their literary and mythological outputs are embedded in and tell us about their lives. Both share an interest in ideas of identity, agency and representation, and will foster a critical and reflective understanding of ideas, language and cultural assumptions. You will get the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to religion and from classical literature to Tom Wolfe. You will also explore all genres of ancient, medieval and modern literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire.

In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes. We also offer field trips both in the UK and overseas and encourage students to make use of our world-leading Roderic Bowen archive. The English part of the programme combines a commitment to the large historical picture of English (from Beowulf to contemporary literature) with a responsiveness to new directions and concerns of the subject precipitated by developments in critical and cultural theory. 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.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the wider research community and are always welcome at our research seminar series, which feature speakers from around the world.

Incorporated into the degree are opportunities for study abroad with our partners at Bologna (Italy), Tarragona (Spain) and Hobart and William Smith (USA). However, whether with us here on the Lampeter campus or exploring study abroad, you will always be part of the vibrant Humanities family. There is a strong sense of community among our students and staff, and the ratio of staff to students is such that students can have ready and easy access to all their lecturers. The small classes are always friendly and never intimidating, allowing staff to get to know you on a first-name basis.

Key Features

Reasons to choose this course include:

  • Innovative learning through our e-learning platform
  • Explore all aspects of ancient and medieval literatures and cultures
  • Expert tuition in a friendly and supportive environment
  • World-leading Roderic Bowen Library and Archives with many medieval manuscripts
  • Ideal area with sites ranging from prehistoric hill forts and monuments to Roman gold mines and imposing medieval complexes
  • Informative field trips to local, national and worldwide sites
  • Opportunity for in-depth project work and work placements


Typical modules include:

  • Staging Antiquity: Drama in the Ancient World
  • Anglo-Saxon Heroic Literature
  • Debating Medieval Identity: The Thrown Voices of the Canterbury Tales
  • The Renaissance
  • From Gods to CGI: an Introduction to Classical Mythology and its Receptions
  • The Muses' Playground: Epic in Antiquity

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Peter Mitchell
  • Dr Jeni Williams
  • Dr Paul Wright
  • Dr William Marx
  • Dr Magdalena

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14900 per year

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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