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Classical Studies (Hons)

Swansea University

36 months
18850 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Studying this three-year Classical Studies (Hons) programme from Swansea University will allow you to read all kinds of texts in translation from around the ancient Mediterranean and develop an understanding of Greek and Roman culture from the archaic period to the fall of the Roman Empire and beyond. 


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.

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. 

This three-year Classical Studies (Hons) programme from Swansea University aims to equip you with skills that enhance your future employability in a huge range of careers, by developing your interest and passion for antiquity in all its aspects, especially the texts that have managed to survive for so long. The feel for the creativity of ancient authors and flair for in-depth analysis which we hope to inspire in you will set you apart in the eyes of employers.


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 graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • Education (secondary and tertiary)
  • Business (consultancy, management)
  • Media and Public relations
  • Marketing

Programme Structure

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)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18850 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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