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University of Liverpool

Classical Studies

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

128

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Classical studies
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
82% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

94%

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

£9,000

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

Classical Studies gives you the chance to explore some of the worldâ??s finest literature and to investigate the histories, cultures and societies of ancient Greece and Rome. A rich variety of material â?? literary and documentary texts, painting and sculpture, complex archaeological sites â?? reveals a world of poets, historians, artists, politicians, emperors, priests, administrators, slaves, soldiers, aristocrats and ordinary men and women. It is a world of lasting cultural importance, and understanding the ambitions, beliefs and lives of its people enriches understanding of your own world and of what it is to be human. The ancient world has been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, during which time the university has built up excellent library resources and outstanding archaeological collections in our Garstang Museum of Archaeology, one of the largest teaching and research museums in the UK. The Museum brings together around 40,000 artefacts from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Prehistoric Europe and includes impressive collections from sites such as Al Mina and the Temple of Artemis Orthia at Sparta. Liverpool is one of the few universities to have such a resource that is used extensively in teaching and research.

Modules

Year 1: Latin 1a; ancient Greek language 1a; Latin 1b; ancient Greek language 1b; Greek myth and society. Year 2: Latin 2a; Latin 4a; ancient Greek language 2a; ancient Greek 4a; Latin 2b; Latin 4b; ancient Greek language 2b; ancient Greek 4b; politics and culture in 5th-century Athens; Roman personal poetry; representing women in antiquity; ovid metamorphoses. Year 3: Dissertation; Latin 3a; Latin 5a; ancient Greek 3a; ancient Greek 5a; Latin 3b; Latin 5b; ancient Greek 3b; ancient Greek 5b.

University of Liverpool

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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 89%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
388 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 82% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

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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