251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Classical Civilisation and English Literature - Swansea University

Studying a Classical Civilisation and English Literature degree enables you to blend a deep exploration of Greek and Roman mythology, history and society, with a rigorous investigation of the most profound English texts ever written. Your focus will traverse major periods of time and diverse subject matter, from the ancient arts and languages of Greek and Latin to genre fiction, gender and culture, modernity and contemporary writing. Our three-year BA Classical Civilisation and English Literature degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are valued highly by employers. This subject area is ranked in the top 10 Guardian University Guide 2018 National Student Survey and English is ranked 7th in the UK (REF 2014) and Top-15 for Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2019). Some 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. An intellectually rigorous programme, this degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. Whether your real passion lies in Roman love poetry, Greek romance, the armies and enemies of imperial Rome, modern fiction or creative writing, our extensive first year modules have it covered. This range gives you scope to learn, discover and refine your interests. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the freedom to tailor your degree according to your specialist interests as you progress. The second year gives you the chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by specialist modules, more advanced language modules and the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children. Further teaching experience can be developed by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership. Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and analysis. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation. Teaching is informed by a vibrant research environment which unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter. “Teaching at the Classics department in Swansea is fantastic and I still receive ongoing support from my old lecturers. The confidence I gained during my time at Swansea University has been crucial for me to travel and find a job a truly enjoy." – Isabel Crouch. Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum. Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/classics-ancient-history-and-egyptology/ba-classciv-englishlit-qq83/ **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**