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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Classical studies
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

(Latin at grade A or Classical Greek at grade A).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher Latin or Classical Greek (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. (Latin or Classical Greek).

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher Latin or Classical Greek (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History. If you meet these grade requirements, but Latin or Greek were not available at your school or college you may still be considered for our alternative pathway. (Classical Greek at grade A or Latin at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Latin or Classical Greek at grade HL 6. Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Study aspects of the classical world primarily through reading ancient texts in the original Greek or Latin. There is also the opportunity to explore other aspects of the ancient world, in, for example, the historical and philosophical modules.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to ancient poetry; persuasion and rhetoric in Greece and Rome; ancient monarchy from Persia to Rome; democracy and oligarchy in the classical world; living and dying in the ancient world; late antiquity to Byzantium. Year 2 examples: presocratics, hippocratics and sophists; the ancient and medieval book; the Byzantine saint; the classical tradition; Greek literature and culture under the Roman empire; Greek philosophy (Plato and Aristotle); post-Aristotelian philosophy (neo-Platonists); stoics, epicureans and sceptics; theory of literature; ovid through the ages. Year 3 examples: Dissertation; optional modules.

King's College London, University of London

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King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

58%
42%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

67%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
423 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Around 1,150 graduates received classics degrees in 2012 and more than a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and often in a different subject such as law, history or archaeology. Those who did go into work tended to find jobs in London or the South East, and be working in education, marketing and advertising or the finance industry. Personal contacts were particularly important for these graduates in finding their first job, so good networks may help your job search when the time comes.
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