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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

93%

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
AAA

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.

Scottish Highers
AAAAB-AA

SH: AAAAB and AH: AA.

Scottish Advanced Highers
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.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD. Distinctions may be requested in particular units. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning.

International Baccalaureate
36

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.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

93%

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

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.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

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
19%
81%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

50%
50%

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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