|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
|University website:||Classical Studies|
Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece form the cornerstones of modern Western civilisation. Learning to interpret their language, literature and philosophy can unlock new ways of thinking.
Ancient civilisations laid the foundations of the modern world, and shaped how we perceive all elements of our society, including power, sexuality, ethics, migration, identity, globalisation and religion.
Classical Studies allows you to build a perspective of classical cultures as living traditions, with the opportunity of learning ancient languages.
You study the literature and art of the ancient world, developing a cultural understanding of the ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Egypt, and how these civilisations have continued to shape the world.
In your first year, you take compulsory modules on archaeology and the civilisations of Greece and Rome. You can also study Latin and Greek, and choose from other literature or history modules.
In your second and final years you can broaden your studies and delve into more specialist areas such as Greek plays, the literature of early Christianity, Greek philosophy, Egypt and the classical world and the Ancient Celts. In your final year, you also take a dissertation or extended essay.
You can also apply to take one of our placement modules, spending time on an internship in a heritage organisation or a museum. The placement modules are subject to a selection process.
Dr Rosie Wyles talks about the role of theatre in ancient Greek society.
You can apply to spend a year working or studying abroad as part of your degree programme. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to discover a new culture and demonstrates to future employers that you can succeed in a new environment. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.
You have access to our specialist laboratory for cleaning and sorting finds and our specialist equipment for geophysical surveys, photography, 3D laser scanning and microscopy. Our archaeology technician is on hand to help you as you work.
The University has an excellent library on campus, with journals in English and other languages, and many specialist collections. You can also easily access local collections and international collections in London.
The Kent Classical and Archaeological Society organises essay help sessions, lectures and social events, such as day trips to historical landmarks in the UK and Europe.