The Classical Studies part of the programme will offer students the opportunity to explore their interest in the cultures, literatures and languages of the ancient world, then this is the programme for you. A degree in Classical Studies gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to religion and all genres of ancient literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire. Modules exploring the influence of the ancient world on modern popular culture, such as film and literature, are also available. Study of ancient language is an option but not compulsory. In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, the School offers specialised modules on all aspects of Greco-Roman literature and culture so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you. With Creative Writing, the programme will offer students the opportunity to explore their creative talent across a range of different forms - including short stories, screenplays, poetry, drama and novels - and will give you the opportunity to pursue your interests in a number of genres such as the Gothic, the thriller/crime, the satiric and the romantic. Alongside the form and genre options, you will take modules in research and archiving, following which you will create a major piece of work which may lead to publication.