Classical Civilisation and German with a Year Abroad covers the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds alongside German language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching. German is spoken by 100 million people and is a major language of business, science and the arts.
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 German 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 Germany 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 GERMAN AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation and German 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)
- German at Swansea University is ranked 3rd for Teaching Quality and 5th for Student Experience in the UK (Times and Sunday Times 2016)
Research experts who specialise in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies and translation will teach you.
You will spend your third year in Germany. You can work as an assistant, teaching English in a German 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 GERMAN EXPERIENCE
During your first year, you will explore Greek mythology, German language and culture as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation and German 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 German language, culture, film, literature, history, translation and language teaching.
Studying German at Swansea enables you to immerse yourself in the rich history and cultures that define Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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 GERMAN 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 German graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Heritage and museums
- Media and public relations
- Public services