Classics with Foundation Year explores the literature and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds alongside studying intermediary and advanced Greek. This four-year BA honours 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.
The cultures of Greece and Rome are arguably the foundation of western civilisation. Explore Greek and Roman mythology, drama, philosophy, fiction, satire, art and architecture and Greek and Latin language.
A Classics degree enables you to study and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century.
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 CLASSICS 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, Classics degrees at Swansea University are highly regarded:
- 94% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology single and joint honours graduates from Swansea University students were in work or undertaking further study six months after finishing (National Student Survey, 2018).
- 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).
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.
You can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to enhance your student experience and career prospects.
YOUR CLASSICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
You will explore Greek and Latin language as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classics degree to your on 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 Latin language.
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.
CLASSICS WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
94% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (National Student Survey, 2018).
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 Classics graduates enter careers in a wide variety of sectors including:
- Heritage and museums
- Media and public relations
- Public services