Medieval Studies and Classical Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

All study options

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

Course Overview

The Medieval studies part of the programme can offer a range of modules which cover broad sweeps of time (Medieval Europe, 1066-1452, the Medieval Castle in Context:) allowing students to consider how societies alter and change, the long term impact of war, economic upheaval and political radicalism, and the rise and fall of great powers. In addition the programme offers modules based upon depth, drilling down into events and moments of seminal change (the Wars of the Roses, Chaucer's comic tales, the Cistercians). This combination of breadth and depth provides students with an extensive knowledge of the past. Around this core of subject knowledge we root our teaching in documentary source materials, field trips, visits to archives and record offices, in addition to the tutor's own research experiences. This all provides for a fully rounded programme of study which grounds students in the requisite methodologies and practices of the discipline of history.

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.

Key Features

  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Opportunity to take part in a three week archaeological dig on a ruined Medieval Abbey
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme based on your favourite subjects
  • Training in historical research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • Wide range of modules
  • Taught by tutors who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Field trips and visits to archives and record offices
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to study and understanding of the past

Modules

  • The Middle Ages
  • Medieval Europe: from Charlemagne to the hundred years War
  • Medieval Castles in context
  • Knights and Castles
  • Medieval Documentary Source materials
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Medieval Monasticism: the Cistercians
  • Anglo-Saxon Heroic Literature
  • Chaucer's comic tales
  • Excavation and fieldwork of a Medieval Abbey
  • 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

Course Tutor(s)

  • Prof Janet Burton
  • Dr Lester Mason
  • Dr William Marx
  • Mr Conway Davies
  • Dr Errietta Bissa
  • Dr Matthew Cobb
  • Dr Kyle Erickson
  • Dr Ruth Parkes

Assessment

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wiki's, commentaries and film evaluations.

Career Opportunities

You will develop powers of analysis, logical thought and argument within a supportive and encouraging environment. It will be these skills of communication, understanding, analysis and self-management that provide you with a passport into employment. Types of employment could include museum and archive work, journalism, law, banking, local politics, all types of administrative work, marketing and advertising, and teaching.

  • Teaching/ education officer
  • Local Government, community, local politics
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Business
  • Volunteering
  • Social work
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Postgraduate research
  • Politics
  • General administrative and management posts; civil service

Related Courses

  • BA Archaeology and Anthropology
  • BA Ancient and Medieval History
  • BA Ancient History
  • BA Classical Studies and English

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Additional Costs

There is an optional two-day residential for our students studying degree combinations which include Medieval Studies and/or History. It is the annual student-led Conference in Gregynog, where students can visit local historical sites of interest and attend themed guest lectures from visiting academics. This residential costs £110.

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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