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BA Archaeology & Classical Studies

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  • Objectives
    This programme offers students an opportunity to combine the study of ancient literature, art and society through texts in translation with archaeology.In Classical Studies students will examine the literature, art and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds. In Archaeology, practical aspects involve participation in the Field School at the Roman town of Silchester.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic Title
    BA Archaeology & Classical Studies
  • Course description
    Year 1

    -Practising Archaeology
    -From Rome to Reformation
    -Fifth-Century Athens
    -Augustan Rome

    -From Primates to Pyramids
    -Bones, Bodies and Burial
    -Analysing Museum Displays
    -Greek Myth
    -Ancient Greek

    -Modern Greek

    Year 2


    -Ancient Epic
    -Greek Drama
    -Roman Love Poetry

    -Archaeological Thought
    -Archaeological Science
    -The Middle Palaeolithic of Europe
    -Later Prehistoric Europe
    -First civilisations: complex societies in the Bronze Age east Mediterranean
    -The Aegean in the first millennium BC and the emergence of the polis state
    -Rome & the Mediterranean
    -Early Medieval Europe
    -Later Medieval Europe

    -Greece and Egypt
    -Greek & Roman Painting
    -Religions of the Roman World
    -Ancient Medicine

    -Greek History
    -Roman Republic Roman Empire

    -Ancient Greek Modern Greek

    Final Year


    -Ancient Biography
    -Conversion of the Roman Empire
    -Roman Life Cycle
    -Ancient Novel
    -Ancient Medicine
    -Rome on Film
    -Gender in the Ancient World
    -Ancient Greek Modern Greek

    -Burial Archaeology
    -Gender Archaeology
    -Museum Studies
    -Studies in the Lower Palaeolithic
    -Emergence of Civilisation in Mesopotamia
    -Ancient Aegean landscapes

    -British Prehistory
    -Early Anglo-Saxon England
    -Roman Material Culture

    -Roman Britain
    -England in the Later Middle Ages

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