University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for Classics (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' Enthusiastic and dedicated staff offering a range of specialist subjects such as gender, sexuality, violence, religion, oratory and rhetoric. ' Opportunity to undertake a three'week placement on an archaeological dig or at a school or museum. ' 100% of our History research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for the impact it has on society (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Roehampton is ranked Best Modern University in London (Complete University Guide 2016, the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Guardian University Guide 2016).

Course Modules

Classical Civilisation Year 1: introduction to classical civilisation; introduction to classical art; introduction to ancient history; introduction to ancient literature; introduction to classical mythology; introduction to ancient warfare and society; Latin beginner; ancient Greek beginner. Year 2: myths and mythology. optional modules: work placement; Pompeii (the roman town and its modern reception); the historical Jesus; gender and sexuality in ancient Greece; homer and the epic cycle; politics, society and religion in the late roman empire; intermediate Latin; museums in London; Vergil; Sparta; the ancient city of Rome (study trip to Rome); the Roehampton campus project. Year 3: dissertation or special essay. optional modules: gender and the body in classical art; work placement 2; classics and cinema; romans and barbarians; violence and law in ancient Greece; myth and sacred narrative (ideas, ideologies and interpretations); the gospel of john and the early church; Athena the trickster; reading Latin texts; Demosthenes and the rhetoric of power; merchants and goods on the move (trade in the Roman Empire); Cicero and Rome in the late republic. History Year 1: reading, writing and seeing history; independent history research project. Optional modules: living and dying in Europe 1000'1600; introduction to the Americas; politics and revolution (Europe 1789'1871); introduction to ancient history. Year 2: histories. Optional modules: intermediate seminar study; work placement; politics, society and religion in the late roman empire; polite and plebeian: material life, violence and power in 18th'century London; Latin American revolutions; British society in war and peace, 1880'1950; sex, lies and cheap print: politics, culture and society in England, 1660'1714; crime and punishment in England, 1750'1900; Germany, 1871'1945: Kaiser Reich, republic and 3rd Reich; crisis and conquest in medieval Britain 1066'1215; Sparta; the politics of sex and the body in Europe, 1880'1914; the ancient city of Rome (study trip to Rome); the Roehampton campus project. Year 3: dissertation; special essay. Optional modules: culture, gender and sexuality in the nineteenth century; work placement 2; romans and barbarians; Islam and women; Cuba (society, culture and struggle since 1898); themes in post'war British politics, society and culture; mind, body and the challenge of modernity, 1800'1918; radicalism in the English revolution, 1640'1653; world war 1 (100 years on); prosperity and violence in the age of the Vikings c. 870'1030; Demosthenes and the rhetoric of power; histories of childhood in Europe, 1850'1945; histories of 'home' in Britain, 1600'1850; crime stories; merchants and goods on the move (trade in the roman empire); magic and politics c. 1550 ' c. 1700.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128-128
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128-128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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