BA Classics (Q800)

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UCAS code Q800
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

About BA Classics

Our Classics degree focuses on the study and appreciation of a wide spectrum of Greek and Latin literature. Languages are taught at all levels from absolute beginner onwards. Some classes concentrate on building and developing language and translation skills, while others focus on literary criticism and engagement with the text.

In the first two years you will study both Greek and Latin and choose optional units from literature, philosophy, art, and political, social or cultural history. There is the possibility of studying abroad for a semester in the second year.

In the third year you continue with at least one ancient language, choose from a range of seminar-based special subjects, and write a dissertation on your own specialist research project. You will also plan, market and execute a project aimed at presenting classics to the wider public, with a member of staff acting as adviser.

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See a list of all Classics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA Classics - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities with Social Sciences) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in specified units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
C at GCSE in a modern or ancient language, or equivalent qualification such as Latin or Greek short course.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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