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Discover the dynamic legacies of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Turn your passion into expertise as you explore myth, history, literature, classical archaeology, philosophy and art, in the heart of Roman Britain.
Join world-leading experts, including practicing archaeologists and historians. You’ll study civilisations, from the Minoan and Mycenean period, up to classical Greece, Republican Rome and early Christianity. Build a perspective of classical cultures as living traditions, and how they’ve continued to shape the world. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn ancient languages, and spend valuable time working as an intern in the heritage or museum sector.
What our students say
“The Fieldwork Practice module gave me my first taste of practical archaeology which has definitely sold archaeology to me! I loved The Crisis of the Late Republic because it’s been a fun overview of Roman history and we had assignments that weren’t essays which gave me a creative way to explore topics I wanted to look at.” Martha Carter, BA Classical and Archaeological Studies
In your first year, you’ll take introductory modules on archaeology and the civilisations of Greece and Rome. You can also study Latin and Greek, and choose from other literature or history modules.
In your second and third years you can delve into more specialist areas: Greek plays, the literature of early Christianity, Greek philosophy, Egypt and the classical world and the Ancient Celts.
In your final year, you complete a dissertation or our capstone project in a subject of your choice, supported by a supervisor. You can also apply to take one of our placement modules, subject to a selection process, spending time on an internship in a heritage organisation or a museum.
Do you have a passion for Archaeology too? BA Classical & Archaeological Studies is also available.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve DDM.
30 points overall or 15 points at HL
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average including 60% in Academic Skills Development.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.
Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 with a year abroad/placement year), 6 years part-time (7with a year abroad/placement year)
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.
Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.
Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.
We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.Search scholarships
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.
All modules have a weekly seminar, and most also have weekly lectures. Archaeology modules sometimes include museum and site visits. We encourage students to take part in excavations and surveys with staff and associated institutions, and student bursaries are available to support this.
Assessment at all stages varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
The programme aims to:
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
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You gain subject-specific skills to enable you to:
You gain transferable skills to enable you to:
Of Classics students who completed the National Student Survey 2022, 95% were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.
Classics at Kent was ranked 3rd for student satisfaction and 7th for research quality in The Complete University Guide 2023.
You gain key transferable skills such as the ability to analyse and summarise complex information, to manage and organise your time, and to express your opinion persuasively and with sensitivity, skills that will leave you well placed to embark on a graduate career.
Possible careers include archaeology, the heritage industry, museums, business, journalism, Civil Service, computing, media, librarianship or teaching; you might also want to pursue further academic study.
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.
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