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Classical Civilisation and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Take the opportunity to learn ancient Greek and/or Latin. Start as a complete beginner or develop your existing knowledge with the Classical Civilisation and Philosophy course at University of Nottingham.
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Ancient Greece and Rome played an important part in the development of European philosophies. Understand the societies of Aristotle and Cicero by studying their:

  • political and social structures
  • art and visual culture
  • religion and social life

In Philosophy we cover traditional areas such as ethics and philosophy of mind. You can also address emerging topics such as social philosophy and environmental ethics. We include the Indian and Chinese traditions as well as the Western one that began in Greece with the Classical Civilisation and Philosophy course at University of Nottingham.

If you're interested in particular themes you can complement these across both subjects. For example, take modules that look at:

  • what it meant to be a man in Greece and Rome and how gender operates in today's society
  • Greek and Roman painting and the philosophy of art


Studying cultures and practising philosophy doesn’t lead to a single specific career but a huge range of professions.

Both of these subjects develop skills essential to professional careers:

  • analytical reasoning
  • synthesise and evaluate information and opinions
  • articulating complex arguments and lines of reasoning
  • constructive criticism and discussion
  • presenting and persuading
  • communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • planning research
  • independent study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metaphysics, Science, and Language
  • Philosophy of Religions
  • Philosophy and the Contemporary World
  • History of Philosophy
  • Gender, Justice, and Society
  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • IB score 34
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer AAB/A*BB
  • Required subjects
  • No existing knowledge of Greek or Latin required.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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