The flexibility of our courses allows you to choose your own pathway: in each year you'll study a combination of core modules and optional modules. You will be able to select from all the optional modules we offer in the Department, whatever course you choose. Students typically take 6-8 modules in a year, a total of 120 credits.
If you are interested in a particular area of classics, you can tailor your degree with our extensive range of modules.
For example, if you choose to focus on classics in the modern world, the structure of your degree could look like:
- Core modules – Ancient Song (Classical Lyric Poetry); Text, Readers, and Writers.
- Optional modules – Greek History: War, Society, and Change in the Archaic Age; Roman History: the Rise and Fall of the Republic; Latin; Ancient Greek.
- Core modules – Ancient Epic; Ancient Drama; Prospects for Classicists & Ancient Historians or Placement.
- Optional modules – Cleopatras; My Mother's Sin and Other Stories.
- Core module – Dissertation.
- Optional modules – Transformations of Helen; Classics for the 21st Century: Digital Approaches.
You can take modules outside of the Department of Classics if you wish. Popular choices include modern foreign languages, archaeology, history, philosophy, politics and English literature modules.
Sample modules are provided as a taster of some of the modules that may be available on the courses described on this website. The University cannot guarantee that a module appearing in this list will definitely run. Optional modules vary from year to year and entry to them will be at the discretion of the programme director.