You will explore the stories and mythology of Greece and Rome and learn how to perform close analysis with an eye for detail. You may investigate familiar texts, such as epics and tragedies, as well as often overlooked genres from the ancient world, including novels and satire.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
While the ancient materials you will study might appear distant from the present day, they have influenced and interacted with western and global cultures right up to now. You will be able to access cultural artefacts which illuminate Greek and Roman history and society, architecture and archaeology, warfare and empire, gender and religion, philosophy, politics and economics–or learn about ancient Egypt (as ancient to the Greeks as those peoples are to us). You can also learn how to develop new, cutting-edge research on marvellous old things.
As part of single honours Classical Studies, you could also opt to pursue one of six more specific dedicated pathways: Greek, Latin, Classics (which is both Greek and Latin), Egyptology, English Literature, and Philosophy.
To enhance your career prospects, we offer the opportunity to sign up for various employability and engagement-related placements, such as the Week of Work.
Students of Classical Studies receive a comprehensive grounding in how to research, develop, and present complex ideas in a clear and systematic fashion. You will gain a useful attention to detail along with ways and means to approach the unfamiliar with confidence.
Our Classical Studies with a Foundation Year (Hons) program from Swansea University graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Education (secondary and tertiary)
- Business (consultancy, management)
- Media and Public relations
Our learning and teaching enhances your key skills that employers look for in graduates as follows:
- Self-Management (attending classes, meeting deadlines, preparing for seminars, dissertation)
- Teamworking (group presentations, group seminars, study trips and projects)
- Customer awareness (study abroad, internships, work placements, student experience)
- Problem solving (essay writing, research, examinations)
- Communication and literacy (essays, examinations, presentations, project work, dissertation)
- Numeracy skills (data analysis, statistics, graphs, datasets)
- Information technology (Blackboard, essays, examinations, presentations, social media)
- 48 months
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DisciplinesHistory General Studies & Classics View 163 other Bachelors in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.
International18850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18850 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.
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