Classical Civilisation and French covers the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds alongside the rich diversity of French language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching.
French is one of the world’s most culturally significant languages; over 200 million people speak it. France’s rich, vibrant culture has influenced the way we think for nearly a thousand years.
Studying this four-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 year abroad enhances your study and career prospects.
Classical Civilisation and French enables you to explore and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century, and you will experience working or studying and living in France as part of your degree programme.
Swansea University is ranked in the Top-10 Guardian University Guide (2018 National Student Survey).
WHY CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND FRENCH AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation and French 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)
- French is ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability (Independent Complete University Guide, 2016).
Research experts who specialise in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies and translation will teach you.
You spend your third year in France. You can work as an assistant(e), teaching English in a French school, you can find an approved work placement, or you can study at one of our partner universities.
You can also gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to enhance your student experience and career prospects.
YOUR CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND FRENCH EXPERIENCE
During your first year, you will explore Greek mythology, French language, modern European fiction as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation and French degree to your own interests.
Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures, covering the Greek and Roman worlds as well as French language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching.
Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.
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.
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND FRENCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- 94% of our Classical Civilisation graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
- 91% of Modern Language graduates are employed 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 French graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Public services
- Heritage and museums
- Media and public relations