201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Classical Studies - University of Reading

On this Classical Studies degree you will explore ancient civilisations through literature and art and experience our unique collection of Greek and Egyptian antiquities first-hand. Discover the classical world on this course, open to students from any academic background. Through the study of translated texts you can explore genres and themes like poetry, tragedy and love in classical literature, and their influence on the modern world. Broaden your knowledge with optional modules in subjects including art, society, and history, and take advantage of our own unique collection of Greek and Egyptian antiquities. The University's Department of Classics offers one of the widest ranges of specialist subjects in the UK, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The expertise on offer gives you the option of studying other cultures such as ancient Egypt; we can even teach you hieroglyphics. You will have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and tailor your degree to your own tastes by selecting from a wide range of modules in classics, classical studies, and ancient history. You can enhance your knowledge of the ancient world through optional Latin and Greek language modules, or explore the modern legacy of the ancient world. For example, if you are interested in cinema, you can choose to study the representation of the ancient world in films like Ben-Hur, Gladiator, and Troy. You can also discover Rome through our unique, award-winning digital model of the city. You can also choose from modules offered by other departments such as Archaeology, English Literature or Philosophy. You will receive careers and employability training in your first and second years and you can also study a modern language as part of your degree. We encourage all our students to gain direct experience of ancient sites through independent travel, for which scholarships are available. You can also apply to study at the British School at Athens and the British School at Rome, which both offer summer school opportunities to University of Reading students. All students are encouraged to undertake a work placement, and the Department benefits from a dedicated placements officer to help with CV writing and applications. Past students have undertaken work placements in a charity, a barristers' chambers and within a division of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Others have enjoyed placements in the Netherlands and the Isle of Man. The University's museums can also provide a number of paid and voluntary placements. Additionally, the Department of Classics has close links to overseas institutions including the University of Malta. If you would like to gain first-hand experience of life in another culture, you can choose to study abroad for part of your degree through the Erasmus+ programme. **Careers** A degree in classical studies will provide you with a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, written and oral communication, the ability to analyse a diverse range of materials, time-management, adaptability, independence, and a high degree of cultural literacy. Our recent graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers, including work in accountancy and banking, government and the civil service, law, heritage and museums, teaching, publishing, public sector management, libraries and archives, and media research and production. Recent employers include GCHQ, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Oxford University, the British Museum, the NHS, the Environment Agency, and Sotheby's.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475