Why study at Roehampton
- Enthusiastic and dedicated staff who offer a high level of support and guidance. (Rated first nationally for our feedback (National Student Survey [NSS] 2013)).
- 93% of our graduates are satisfied with their experience studying with us (National Student Survey [NSS] 2013).
- Three week work placement option on an archaeological dig, in a school or at a museum, in the UK or abroad.
Our approach opens up a treasury of ancient history, art, literature, myth and language, ranging across classical Athens and Sparta, republican Rome, the Roman Empire and modern representations in film, fiction and painting. Special themes include gender, sexuality, violence, religion and rhetoric.
On this course you will explore classical civilisation in depth with our expert lecturing staff.
Our BA in Classical Civilisation balances vital academic studies for classics and ancient history today with personalised preparation for the 21st-century workplace. This course opens up new possibilities in thinking and writing about the ancient past.
We want to help you develop your identity as a classicist, so right from the beginning you are able to pursue your own, independent project, and to learn new techniques in presenting your material. In other modules, you explore exciting periods, places and themes, such as mortality and divinity in Euripides, art and the symposium, slavery and freedom in Athens, power and dynasty in Rome, and gender and sexuality in modern artistic receptions. Optional modules include intensive Greek and Latin languages.
Building on first-year introductions, optional modules expand on aspects of antiquity and its influence on modern culture. A core module comprises a study of classical myths and mythology. You can also choose to continue to study Greek and Latin and to take a work placement.
You write a dissertation on a subject of your choice under the guidance of a supervisor. Optional modules offer specialised topics informed by current staff research.
- Beard, M. and Henderson, J. Classics. A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 1995)
- Blois, L. and Spek, R. van de An Introduction to the Ancient World (Routledge, 1997)
- Jones, P. Classics in Translation (Duckworth, 1998)
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- Pompeii: The Roman Town and its Modern Reception
- Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
- The Ancient City of Rome – Study Trip to Rome
Our graduates gain exceptional analytical skills. Past graduates have entered the teaching profession, accountancy, law, management, retail, the charity sector, the armed services and the police force.