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University of Bristol

Classical Studies

UCAS Code: Q810
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Classical studies
Student score
67% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

AAABB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD. Distinctions may be requested in particular units.

International Baccalaureate
34

overall to include 17 points at Higher Level. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

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

86%

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

The Bristol Classical Studies degree focuses on the literature, art, myth and philosophy of the classical world as well as its reception in later centuries. It is designed to provide you with not only a broad knowledge of Greco-Roman civilisation but also the analytical and creative abilities needed to interpret its culture, history and philosophy with sophistication and enjoyment. In your first two years you will explore core topics in the literary and artistic culture of the ancient Greco-Roman world and consider its legacy in the modern world. You will also choose optional units on literature, philosophy, art and history, some of which may be taken in other departments such as Archaeology or Theology. You may choose to study an ancient language, such as Greek, Latin or Sanskrit. There is also the possibility of study abroad in the second year. In your third year you choose seminar-based special subjects and write a dissertation on your own specialist research project.

Modules

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The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

33%
67%

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 67%
Student score 67% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

58%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

46%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
482 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

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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