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Classical Studies and Comparative Literature and Culture

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Classical Studies and Comparative Literature and Culture

BA
  • UCAS code Q8Q2
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Studying a Joint Honours degree in Classical Studies and Comparative Literature and Culture allows you to examine both ancient and modern culture through a variety of texts and media, all taught using their modern English translations.

If you are captivated by classical literature and philosophy and are keen to understand more about ancient history and classical archaeology, Classical Studies is ideal.

Classical Studies offers a great deal of choice in subjects related to the ancient world, immersing you in lots of aspects of ancient Greece and Rome – its literature, history, philosophy and archaeology – even its languages; Greek and Latin can be studied at whatever level you’re at and for one, two or three years.

As a student of Classical Studies 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.

Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC) offers you the opportunity to study global literature as well as to explore film, philosophy and visual arts. CLC combines a fascinating breadth of material with a focus on contexts – places, periods, and genres – to explore how key cultural shifts transform how we see, represent, and make sense of our changing world. CLC at Royal Holloway is a unique and intellectually stimulating degree which will develop you as a culturally-aware, creative and adaptable thinker.

We’ve developed this degree so that you can tailor it to suit your own evolving interests, choosing from our exceptionally wide range of fascinating options, ranging across continents and centuries, from antiquity to the present day, novels and poetry to philosophy, cinema and art. We will read, watch, and compare from Ancient Greece to contemporary New York, from Cuba to Korea, from epics to crime fiction, and from tragedy to the avant-garde. CLC enables you to study texts originally written in many languages, all translated into in English.

  • Optional language modules in Greek or Latin.
  • Analyse the cultural, social and political contexts of the ancient world.
  • Gain global cultural awareness and an internationally prestigious degree.
  • Become a creative, flexible and critical thinker.
  • Shape your programme according to your own interests.
93%

overall student satisfaction in Classics.

Source: NSS, 2017

3rd

in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (Classics).

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

1st

in the UK for student:staff ratio

Source: School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Guardian University Guide 2018

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