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University of Edinburgh

Classical Studies

UCAS Code: Q810
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

73%

Subjects
  • Classical studies
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

A Levels: ABB.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

The minimum requirement is 34 with 6 5 5 required at Higher Level, Standard Level: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

73%

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

Classics is the study of the language, literature, history, art and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Our range of Classics degree programmes allows you to focus on various aspects of the classical world: the Greek and Latin languages, classical literature, ancient history and classical art and archaeology. The School of History, Classics and Archaeologyâ??s Awards for Academic Excellence offer students the opportunity to apply for financial support towards the third year of study. Our recently refurbished teaching and learning spaces offer world-leading facilities and house an extensive historical collection. Students have access to the collections of the National Library of Scotland and the National Museum of Scotland, situated nearby the University.

Modules

All years: Range of Greek authors; Latin literary genres (epic, lyric, historiography, etc); a period of travel in Italy or Greece is an integral part of the Honours curricula.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

10%
90%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

57%
43%

Year 3

45%
55%

Year 4

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 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
447 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

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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