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BA Classics
Gain in-depth knowledge of ancient languages, literature, history and culture.

BA Classics / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB-BBB, not including Gen Studs. A-level subjects will normally include at least one essay-based subject (ie. where at least 60% of the assessed material is essay work).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34-31 points overall (core points accepted), to include 5 or 6 at Higher level in three subjects. See A-levels for subject requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approx 20 places / 120 applicants
How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
UCAS institution code

Course description

Classics is a programme based on the study of Greek and Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study.  There are four possible Routes through this degree programme: Route 1 involves the study of both Greek and Latin; Route 2 is primarily Greek-focussed; Route 3 is focussed on Latin; and Route 4 - Classics and Ancient History - combines language study with ancient history and literature modules, so that students can combine literary, linguistic and historical study.

Students who do not have their chosen language(s) at A level may take up one or both languages at beginners' level. Students may also choose to focus on Greek or Latin language and literature together with Ancient History. Where appropriate, the texts for literary and historical course units are studied in the original language. There is a wide range of styles of teaching, including lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials and virtual seminars via the web. In particular, we encourage students to involve themselves under guidance in independent study and original research.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Katie Cowey
+44 (0)161 306 1252
+44 (0)161 275 3098
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