University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for Classics (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' 94% of students are satisfied with the teaching on this course (National Student Survey 2015). ' 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. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

Course Modules

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
4 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120
  • International qualifications
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 120
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced 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) M2
  • 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

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 66%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 22%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 11%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation