• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Classics with Foundation Year explores the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds alongside studying intermediary and advanced Greek. This four-year Classics with a Foundation Year (Hons) degree from Swansea University opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
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The cultures of Greece and Rome are arguably the foundation of western civilisation. Explore Greek and Roman mythology, drama, philosophy, fiction, satire, art and architecture and Greek and Latin language.

A Classics degree enables you to study and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century.

Swansea University is ranked in the Top-10 Guardian University Guide (2018 National Student Survey), and you will have the option to study a semester in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore during the second year, further improving your student experience and career prospects.

You will explore Greek and Latin language as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classics degree to your on interests.

Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures, covering the Greek and Roman worlds as well as Latin language.

Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.


Students on this Classics with a Foundation Year (Hons) degree from Swansea University typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats along with strong research and analytical skills.

Our Classics graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Archives
  • Heritage and museums
  • Business
  • Media and public relations
  • Public services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Latin Language
  • Roman Love Poetry
  • Reading Classical Civilisation
  • Archaic Greece 
  • Gender in the Roman World
  • Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods.
  • The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
  • Plato's Republic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is CDD-DDD at A-level or equivalent.We require a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language. Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • The course is also a widening access programme and developed to support those who may not have been able to otherwise gain access to HE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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