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BA Classical Studies allows you to explore and critically analyse Classical culture, history, archaeology, philosophy and literature. Choosing from a wide range of options, you can study the culture and history of Greek and Roman societies across the Mediterranean and Near East, from the Archaic period to the Roman imperial period and Late Antiquity, and the reception of Classical culture in later periods of history. You will also be encouraged to engage in wider debate on how we interpret the Classical world and why this matters – debate that is at the forefront of current research in all disciplines of Classical antiquity. In doing so, you will confront both the admirable and the disturbing facets of Greek and Roman cultures, as we delve into democracy, slavery, sexuality and empire. The BA Classical Studies is a structured programme of taught modules, designed to develop understanding and critical skills and a deep knowledge of Classical history and culture. It involves examining the nature of our knowledge about the past and the way in which histories and texts are written. We encourage you to assess ancient source material (textual and archaeological) and to question accepted histories and traditions about the past, so that you will develop the ability to construct and present a convincing argument. At Birkbeck we are firm believers that the study of the Classical world should be accessible to all. We attract a wide range of motivated and intellectually curious students of many different ages and backgrounds who enjoy learning and discussion in evening lectures and seminars. Many of our students have no prior knowledge of either Greek or Latin. As part of this degree you will take at least one language option at a suitable level, often beginner level, and you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills over the duration of your degree. This course is also available for part-time evening study over four years.
Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. Our Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is a world-renowned centre of original, influential research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), History at Birkbeck was ranked sixth in the UK for the percentage of our research deemed world-leading or internationally excellent. 94% of our eligible staff submitted research and we achieved 100% for a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research. In the department as a whole, our wide-ranging programmes encompass fascinating periods and areas of study, from human prehistory through to Classical civilisation, the medieval and early modern periods, and on to twenty-first-century history, politics and international relations. You can expect stimulating teaching from a team of international experts in Greek and Roman history and culture, including Professor Jennifer Baird, Professor Christy Constantakopoulou, Professor Catharine Edwards and Dr Benjamin Gray. The Department is home to thriving student societies and a number of affiliated research centres that actively run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world’s best scholars present their latest research. We are also neighbours of, and active participants in, the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London’s Senate House, which has a rich library and programme of events, including many for students.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates can pursue careers in museums and galleries, research and archiving, or education. This degree may also be useful in becoming an archivist, editorial assistant, higher education lecturer or museum/gallery curator. We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.