Classical Civilisation and Medieval Studies covers the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds, history, ancient and modern language. With modules covering periods from c.500 to c.1500, and areas from Ireland to Italy and from Iberia to Istanbul, this is a degree that will dramatically expand your horizons.
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 are arguably the foundation of western civilisation. Explore Greek and Roman mythology, history and society, drama, philosophy, fiction, satire, art and architecture and ancient languages.
Classical Civilisation and Medieval Studies enables you to explore and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century and uncovers the rich and influential civilisation of the Middle Ages.
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 MEDIEVAL STUDIES AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation and Latin 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)
- 95% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology single and joint honours graduates from Swansea University are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey, 2018).
You can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to enhance your student experience and career prospects.
Swansea University has than twenty scholars working in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, European languages and classical studies, covering the period approximately AD 400 to 1800 and is proud to be home to the Egypt Centre, which houses over 5,000 archaeological objects from the Wellcome Collection of Egyptian antiquities.
YOUR CLASSICAL CIVILISATION AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES EXPERIENCE
During your first year, you will explore Greek mythology and Latin language as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation and Medieval Studies degree to your on interests.
Students study six modules a year, three in Classical Civilisation and three in Medieval Studies, and our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas.
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 MEDIEVAL STUDIES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- 94% of our Classical Civilisation graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)
- 93% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology 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 Medieval Studies graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Heritage and museums
- Media and public relations