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BA Classical and Medieval Studies

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  • Objectives
    This programme offers students an opportunity to combine the study of ancient and mediaeval literature, art, society, religion and philosophy through texts in translation. Students will gain knowledge of a range of chronological periods, as well as develop their ability to analyse change over time and comparative, cross-cultural and abstract concepts. In Classical Studies students will examine the literature, art and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds.You will have access to the facilities of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology to help you develop research and presentation skills. In History, you will specialise in the medieval period and develop your historical and historiographical skills.
  • 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 Classical and Medieval Studies
  • Course description
    Year 1

    -Fifth Century Athens
    -Augustan Rome
    -Approaches to History
    -Landmarks in History


    -Greek Myths
    -Directed Study in History
    -Latin
    -Ancient Greek

    Year 2

    -Ancient Epic
    -Greek Drama
    -Roman Love Poetry

    -Women in the Mediaeval and Renaissance Worlds
    -End of the Middle Ages? England in the mid-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth centuries
    -The Crusades
    -Kingship and Crisis in Medieval England
    -Capetian France

    -Greece and Egypt
    -Greek Sculpture
    -Greek and Roman Medicine
    -Macedonian History
    -Uses and Abuses of Antiquity
    -Roman Drama
    -Roman Epic
    -Greek Religion
    -Introduction to Modern Greek Literature
    -Latin
    -Ancient Greek

    Final Year

    Dissertation

    -Gender
    -Ancient Biography
    -Greek and Roman Painting
    -Roman Religions
    -Renaissance Medicine
    -Classics and Empire
    -Anatolia and the Aegean
    -Receptions of Homer
    -Latin
    -Ancient Greek
    -The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon England
    -Hundred Years War
    -Ireland and the English in the Middle Ages
    -Medieval Magic and the Origins of the Witch-craze
    -Witches, Heretics and Social Outcasts
    -Twelfth Century England: expansion or contraction
    -Crisis?What Crisis? England in the later Middle Ages
    -The English Peasantry
    -Rituals, Myths and Magic in Early Modern Europe
    -Cults and Miracles: the Power of Sanctity

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