Undergraduate study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

Classical Studies and Ancient History have been combined as a single BA major from 2019.

What you can study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can take first year courses on classical mythology and ancient history. In later years there are more advanced courses on topics in warfare, religion, Egyptian language, art, gender and sexuality, political change and the lives of people in the ancient world.

You have the chance to study genres like epic, tragedy, comedy, and love poetry, to explore Egyptian art and religion from a non-Western perspective, engage with the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world, or to meet famous figures such as Alexander the Great, or Cleopatra.

You can take courses in ancient Greek, Latin or Hieroglyphics as part of your Classical Studies and Ancient History major.

Structuring your major in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can take a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History as one of the two BA subjects in your double major, subject to approval. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Classical Studies and Ancient History major:

  • At least one course from ANCIENT 100-130
  • At least one course from ANCIENT 200-285
  • At least three courses from ANCIENT 300-385

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Classical Studies and Ancient History, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.