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Classical and Archaeological Studies and Comparative Literature (Hons)

University of Kent

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Transcend boundaries of place, period and language on our Classical and Archaeological Studies and Comparative Literature (Hons) programme at University of Kent. You gain a comprehensive understanding of architecture, art, literature, history, and philosophy and the relationship between antiquity and modernity.

Overview

You are based in Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) which is home to the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature. In SECL, you benefit from the wide range of expertise and the interdisciplinary culture within the School.

You do not need to be proficient in a foreign language to take a degree in Comparative Literature. While we encourage you to engage with foreign languages, you study translated works alongside literature originally written in English.

Our degree programme

In your first year of the Classical and Archaeological Studies and Comparative Literature (Hons) programme at University of Kent, you are introduced to ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and to the principles of archaeological research. You also explore the importance of narrative and storytelling to the make-up of societies and culture.

You have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

During all stages of your studies you may choose specialist modules that suit your interest. Our broad range of modules includes topics like ancient Egypt, everyday life in antiquity, Romanticism, and gender in literature.

In your final year of study, there is an option to take a dissertation module in Comparative Literature on a subject of your choice or you can complete an archaeological project. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.

Study resources

You may use our specialist laboratory for cleaning and sorting archaeological finds. We also provide specialist equipment for geophysical surveys, photography, 3D laser scanning and microscopy. Our archaeology technician is on hand to help you as you work.

Through Kent’s Templeman Library, you have access to a wide range of topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format. You can also gain easy access to international collections in London and local collections such as the Canterbury Cathedral Library.

Your designated academic advisor provides guidance for your studies and academic development. Our Student Learning Advisory Centre offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.

Extra activities

You may want to join one of the many student-led societies at Kent, including:

  • Modern Languages Society
  • Creative Writing Society
  • Classics and Archaeological Society.

We work closely with external organisations, such as the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, and you may have the opportunity to take part in fieldwork activities.

Programme Structure

  • On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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