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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

French and Classics - University of Edinburgh

This programme will enable you to study a major European language as well as the literature, artistic developments and theories associated with it. The programme aims to develop your engagement with the language, histories, literatures, cultures and societies which have French as a common language. Through intense training in the target language you will acquire near-native fluency. Beyond the intensive study of the French language, you will explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French department at Edinburgh can offer you a wide range of courses spanning the Middle Ages to the 21st century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field. Classics offers you the opportunity to study the languages and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day found expression for the first time; Latin was the language of the most powerful and durable empire of the classical world and remained the principal language of scholarship, record and much literature for more than a thousand years thereafter. In these two languages highly influential literary works of great intrinsic quality and interest were composed and the fusion of Greek and Roman culture produced a heritage which is fundamental to later Western civilisation. The study of classics is not only a valuable pursuit in itself but also informs our views of the world in which we live. Classics combines both linguistic and philological work as well as the study of two civilisations that utilised what we call the classical languages in a wide range of different contexts, including political, religious, and philosophical, and in different societal niches by individuals from different social levels, emphasising the need to appreciate social status and equality in the context of personal and other diversity. Our aim is for you to acquire a sound grammatical understanding of both ancient Greek and Latin, a good knowledge of the vocabulary and the different uses of both languages by different authors, and an appreciation of the rapport between the different ancient societies that used these languages as well as these societies' relationship to their languages and literatures.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Central area campus,EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £20,950