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BA Classical Civilisation and Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    This course combines the study of the classical world with a rigorous training in analytical philosophy. You will have the opportunity to study classical history, art and visual culture, thought, religion and social life as well as some key thinkers, ideas, and movements that have shaped philosophical thought. The study of Greek or Latin is not required, but may be undertaken as part of the course.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: no specific subjects at A Level, GCSE mathematics Grade C IB score: 34
  • Academic Title
    BA Classical Civilisation and Philosophy
  • Course description
    BA Classical Civilisation and Philosophy


    Year one

    For Classical Civilisation, you will study two core modules introducing the history and culture of Greece and Rome, and an in-depth module on one topic (e.g. Alexander) Beginners` language or Classics and Popular Culture are optional. In Philosophy, you take four core modules, introducing you to methods and issues in philosophy, along with further optional modules.

    Year two

    Classical Civilisation combines a wide range of optional modules exploring ancient literature, art and history, with an extended source study, to prepare you for third year dissertation work. In Philosophy, you take two core modules which build on first year work, along with 40 credits chosen from a wide range of optional modules, including an independent project.

    Year three

    In Classics, you will either develop and pursue your own interests through a 10,000-word dissertation in Classical Civilisation or take a Special Subject which involves detailed, in-depth study of a particular topic. In Philosophy, you choose further modules from a range of options.

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