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Swansea University

Classical Civilisation with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: Q822

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D,D

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: A minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language.

UCAS Tariff

72-80

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Classical studies

The Classical Civilisation Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap.

The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education.

The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the Classical Civilisation degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline.

After progression from the foundation year, you will cover topics including Greek mythology, languages and ancient philosophy. But whether your true passion lies in Roman love poetry, Greek romance, the armies and enemies of imperial Rome, or gender in the Roman world, our extensive first year modules have it covered. This range gives you scope to learn, discover and narrow your interests.

This subject area is ranked in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), while 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). 70% achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.

Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.

Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold).

Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments.

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Themes include:

• How humanities and social sciences provides understanding of what it is to be human
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Media
• English
• History
• Politics
• Academic and study development
• Personal and communication development
• Values and Citizenship
• Research

Assessment methods

We offer varied and inclusive assessment which includes:

• Support and development of well-rounded learner
• Essays, presentations, blog, report, research essay, online workbook, class participation
• Only one short exam
• Supports challenging weaker areas or preference
• Supports transferable skills for future
• Lectures, tutorials, workshops, 1:1, interactive teaching
• Online resources and support

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

College of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Classical studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Classics

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject has been a mainstay of the UK university system for centuries and is still going strong! Over 1000 graduates received classics degrees in 2015 and a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and although many stayed with Classics, or moved slightly to history or archaeology, some changed to topics like law and teaching. Half of those who did go into work found jobs in London or the South East. Common jobs included working in education, marketing and advertising, or the finance industry as advisors or even accountants. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Classical studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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