Ancient civilisations laid the foundations of the modern world, and shaped how we perceive all elements of our society, including power, sexuality, ethics, migration, identity, globalisation and religion.
Studying Classical and Archaeological Studies (Hons) program at University of Kent gives you the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics from the Minoan and Mycenean period, up to classical Greece, Republican Rome and early Christianity. You study alongside staff in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, whose research is recognised as world-leading.
In your first year, you take introductory modules on archaeology and the civilisations of Greece and Rome. You also have the opportunity to study beginners’ Latin or Greek, classical literature and mythology, Mediterranean empires, and local archaeology.
In your second and third years you can study literature from Greece, Rome and early Christianity, and the history of these civilisations as well as the Celts and Byzantium. It is also possible to take a fieldwork practice module where you discover the latest techniques. In your final year, you complete a dissertation or extended essay in a subject of your choice, supported by a supervisor.
You can also go on field trips to archaeological sites in the UK and abroad. Past destinations have included Crete, mainland Greece, Italy and Turkey. You can also apply to take one of our placement modules, where, subject to a selection process, you spend time on an internship in either a heritage organisation or a museum.
Year abroad/placement year
You can apply to spend a year abroad as part of your degree programme. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to discover a new culture, and shows future employers that you can succeed in a new environment. It is possible to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply. It is also possible to undertake a placement year in industry.
We work closely with external organisations, such as the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, and many students take part in fieldwork activities. You can join the student-led Classical and Archaeology Society, which organises social events, film screenings and trips.
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The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
Compulsory modules currently include:
- Classical Archaeology: Great Sites, Key Issues
Optional modules may include:
- Mediterranean Empires from Carthage and Rome to the Indus
- Ancient Egypt: Key Sites and Material Culture
- Words are Weapons: Insults in Classical Literature
- Greek for Beginners
- Latin for Beginners
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A level: BBB
- Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve DDM.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL
International16800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16800 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- EU full-time £12600
- Home part-time £4625
- EU part-time £6300
- International part-time £8400
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
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