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Classics

BA
  • UCAS code Q800
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This course is perfect if you have a knowledge and love of either Latin or Greek and want to add that second ancient language to your repertoire, while learning more about the classical world through the study of texts in the original as well as artefacts, ideas and past-deeds.

Enrol on BA Classics at Royal Holloway and you will spend at least half your time studying Latin and Greek, reading texts in the original words of the author. The remainder of your time will be spent understanding the minds, hearts and actions of the ancient Romans and Greeks through the study of ancient philosophy, history, classical archaeology as well as Latin and Greek literature in translation.

As a Classicist you will be part of our Classics Department, where the quality of research that informs our teaching and a friendly, individual approach which shapes the way we guide our students combine to create an unbeaten academic experience. Ours is a a vibrant, stimulating environment in which to learn, producing graduates with an outstanding record for employment or further study, while a thriving Classics Society contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere of our department.

  • Learn Latin and Greek, one of which can be from scratch.
  • Study texts in the original language using highly developed linguistic skills.
  • Tailor your degree to your own interests with flexible non-linguistic options.
  • Consider ancient cultural, social and political contexts.
  • Develop analytical, communication and research skills.
95%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

3rd

in the UK for satisfaction with teaching

Source: Guardian University Guide, 2018

89%

of our Classics graduates are employed or go onto further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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