What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning. This might include an A at GCSE in any modern or ancient language; or an A for any Latin or Greek short course or accredited programme.
SH: AAAAB and AH: AA.
AA. The following subjects are preferred: English Language and Literature; History; Latin; Classical Greek; Classical Civilisation; Ancient History; any foreign language. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning, but knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required.
DDD. Distinctions may be requested in particular units. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning.
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level. The following subjects are preferred: Ancient History; Classical Civilisation; English Literature; History; Classics: History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies; any foreign language. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning, but knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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.
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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Studying classics at Bristol combines an emphasis on traditional language skills, literature, and historical understanding with an in-depth exploration of the continuing influence of Greek and Roman writing. We encourage you to gain experience of the many different methods and approaches involved in the study of classics today, and provide you with the opportunity to explore antiquity in the light of its myriad influences upon modern art, literature, politics and popular culture. You will focus on Greek and Latin language and literature, gaining confidence in translating, understanding and discussing ancient texts. Meanwhile, you will have the flexibility to explore further areas that interest you, such as topics in Greek and Roman history, religion, art and archaeology. There is also the possibility of study abroad in the second year of the degree.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
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How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
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