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Classics and English (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #82 (QS) ,
This Classics and English (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham combines the study of the literature, society, art and culture of classical Greece and Rome with the opportunity to study English language, literature and drama and performance from old English to the present day.


Year one 

For the Classics and English course at University of Nottingham, you will study two core modules introducing the history and culture of Greece and Rome and an in-depth module on one topic (eg. Alexander). Beginners' language or Interpreting Ancient Literature  are among the optional modules.

In English you have a choice of three core modules from the areas of English language and applied linguistics, English literature 1500 to the present, medieval languages and literatures, and drama and performance.

Year two 

In classics, you combine a wide range of optional modules exploring ancient literature, art and history, with an extended source study, to prepare you for third year dissertation work.

In English, you will choose from a wide range of options to develop deeper understanding of the issues and critical approaches across at least two areas of the discipline, depending on what areas of literature, language and drama and performance most interest you.

Year three

In classics, you will either develop and pursue your own interests through a dissertation or take a Special Subject which involves in-depth study in seminars on a staff-member’s topic of special expertise. 

In English, you choose from a wide range of modules specialising in key areas of the subject. You have the same wide range of final year options in English as single honours students.


Graduates in English, as with many arts graduates, find themselves faced with many options when it comes to selecting a career. No matter what your initial choice may be, you will find that the skills and knowledge that you have developed during your degree will have equipped you for the demanding and often highly changeable nature of the 21st-century workplace.

Careers of our recent graduates have included:

  • broadcasting

  • publishing

  • TV research
  • Journalism
  • advertising and marketing
  • exhibition managers
  • acting
  • playwriting
  • librarianship
  • specialist archive and collection work
  • communications officers for charities, political organisations, government
  • business, banking, accountancy, law and insurance
  • social work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature
  • Beginner's Greek
  • Extended Source Study
  • Intermediate Latin
  • Ancient Faces
  • Independent Second-Year Project
  • Greek Tragedy: Orestes on Stage
  • From Talking Horses to Romantic Revolutionaries: Literature 1700-1830
  • Literature and Popular Culture
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Shakespeare and Contemporaries on the Page
  • Victorian and Fin de Siècle Literature: 1830-1910
  • Texts Across Time

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


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                Academic Requirements

                • A level offer: AAB
                • A in English literature or language (or combined) at A level
                • IB score 34-32; 6 in English at Higher Level

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                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  17550 GBP/year
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                • EU/EEA

                  9250 GBP/year
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                  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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                The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.

                International/EU students

                Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 38 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.

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