What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
(Latin at grade A or Classical Greek at grade A).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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