Classical Civilisation with Foundation Year covers the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds and studying this four-year integrated BA degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
You will have the chance to explore and examine Greek mythology, languages and ancient philosophy alongside Roman love poetry, Greek romance, the armies and enemies of imperial Rome, or gender in the Roman world.
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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation at Swansea is ranked:
- in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2017)
- In the top-10 Guardian University Guide (National Student Survey, 2018)
Swansea University 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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree course in your second year, exploring Greek mythology as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation degree to your own interests, whether in Greek history and society, Roman art and architecture, ancient Egyptian history and civilisation or the Egyptian, Greek or Latin languages.
Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures, covering the Greek and Roman worlds.
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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
94% of our Classical Civilisation 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 graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Museum and heritage
- Media and Public relations