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Main entry requirements
AAB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.
AAABB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.
AB. The following subjects are preferred: Classical Civilisation; History or Ancient History; English Literature; History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.
DDD. Distinctions may be requested in particular units.
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.
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.
% applicants receiving offers86%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot 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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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.
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
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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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2:1 or above
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