Classical Civilisation and English Literature covers a wide variety of modules in past cultures including Greek and Roman worlds and their impact on English Literature. Studying this three-year BA joint honours degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The cultures of Greece and Rome have hugely impacted western civilisation andits literature. Explore Greek and Roman mythology; history and society; gothic and genre fiction; gender and culture; renaissance literature; national and global literatures and creative and professional writing.
You will have the chance to explore and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century.
Swansea University is ranked in the Top-10 Guardian University Guide (2018 National Student Survey), and you will have the option to study a semester in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore during the second year, further improving your student experience and career prospects.
WHY CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation and English Literature degrees at Swansea University are highly regarded:
- Classical Civilisation is ranked Top-10 for Research Quality (The Complete University Guide, 2019) and 8th for Feedback and Assessment (National Student Survey, 2019)
- English is ranked 7th in the UK (REF 2014) and Top-15 for Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide, 2018 and The Complete University Guide, 2019).
Academic staff that are internationally recognised for their research, as well as experienced writers with established reputations whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed will teach you.
YOUR CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EXPERIENCE
During your first year, you will explore Greek mythology as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation and English Literature degree to your own interests, whether in Greek history and society, Roman art and architecture, renaissance literature; national and global literatures; modernity and contemporary writing.
Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures and their impact on literature.
You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the Society of Ancient Studies and organises social and cultural events and you can be involved in projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
94% of our Classical Civilisation graduates, and 97% of our English Literature and Creative Writing graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats along with strong research and analytical skills.
Our Classical Civilisation and English Literature graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Politics and humanitarian organisations
- Media and Public Relations
- Museum and heritage