Classics is a programme based on the study of Greek and Latin language and literature in each of the three years of study. There are four possible Routes through this degree programme: Route 1 involves the study of both Greek and Latin; Route 2 is primarily Greek-focussed; Route 3 is focussed on Latin; and Route 4 - Classics and Ancient History - combines language study with ancient history and literature modules, so that students can combine literary, linguistic and historical study. Students who do not have their chosen language(s) at A level may take up one or both languages at beginners' level. Students may also choose to focus on Greek or Latin language and literature together with Ancient History. Where appropriate, the texts for literary and historical course units are studied in the original language. There is a wide range of styles of teaching, including lectures, seminars, small-group tutorials and virtual seminars via the web. In particular, we encourage students to involve themselves under guidance in independent study and original research. Aims The course aims to: develop and encourage students' interest in classical culture, with some or all of your key texts read in the original language; provide a broadly based and challenging curriculum including course-units that are innovative and stimulating, informed by the research expertise of the teaching staff, and examined by a range of methods of assessment; train students in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Greek and Roman literature, history and culture, based on extensive reading of classical texts; help students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study; produce graduates with the transferable cognitive skills necessary to equip them for employment, postgraduate study, or further training; make available progressive language courses in Latin and/or Greek, starting from elementary, intermediate or advanced level, consolidating any existing knowledge of the language(s) and developing particularly reading knowledge but also some active competence and other language-based and language-related skills. Special features Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. For more information consult the Study Abroad Programme website .