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University of Nottingham

Classical Civilisation

UCAS Code: Q820
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Classical studies
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

no more than one Fine Art or Performance subject.

Scottish Highers

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades BB and above.

Scottish Advanced Highers

including Scottish Highers AAABB-AABBB.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-153 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


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


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

The Classical Civilisation course at Nottingham can be tailored to suit your particular interests, with a wide range of optional modules offered as the course progresses. This includes the option to study Greek or Latin from beginners’ level, and our modules cover the department’s areas of special expertise in ancient literature, history and art. No prior knowledge is assumed. Our excellent facilities include library resources, an on-campus museum, and the Digital Humanities Centre where you can use state-of-the-art technology such as scanning equipment to enhance your understanding of ancient artefacts.


In year one, you’ll study two core survey modules which give you an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception, along with three modules going into more depth on methods, sources and approaches in the areas of history, literature or art. You are encouraged also to study Latin or ancient Greek. Your second year involves a wide range of optional modules exploring ancient culture and society. Most students conduct an extended study of an ancient source, take a module on the history of Classics as a discipline, and do an independent project on a topic of their choice. In your final year, you’ll pursue your own interests through a 10,000-word dissertation on any area of classical culture, and take a seminar-based module on a topic reflecting one of the lecturers’ research specialism.

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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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been a mainstay of the UK university system for centuries and is still going strong! Over 1000 graduates received classics degrees in 2015 and a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and although many stayed with Classics, or moved slightly to history or archaeology, some changed to topics like law and teaching. Half of those who did go into work found jobs in London or the South East. Common jobs included working in education, marketing and advertising, or the finance industry as advisors or even accountants. 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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