BA Classics (Q800)

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UCAS code Q800
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 22

About BA Classics

Our Classics degree focuses on the study and appreciation of a wide spectrum of Greek and Roman literature, read both in English translation and in the original Greek and Latin.

Languages are taught at all levels and you will be assigned to the language level that reflects your own prior experience of Greek or Latin. Some classes concentrate upon building and developing language and translation skills, while others focus upon literary criticism and engagement with the text.

In years one and two you will study both Greek and Latin. You will also choose optional units from literature, philosophy, art, and political, social or cultural history. Some of these units may be taken in collaboration with other departments. There is the possibility of study abroad in the second year.

In your third year you choose seminar-based special subjects and you will write a dissertation on your own specialist research project.

More about Classics

Find out more about studying Classics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BA Classics - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning.
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specific units.
BTEC offer DDD Distinctions may be requested in particular units. All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in English.
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

All applicants should show a proven capacity for language learning

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentNo specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

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