Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

Classics (BA)

The BA Classics is a language-based degree and is perfect for those who wish to attain a mastery of Greek and Latin. You can study for the BA in Classics whether you already know Greek and Latin or you are a complete beginner.

This course allows students not only to study the fascinating world of Graeco-Roman Antiquity, with its culture, literary outputs and famous figures like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, but also to explore this through direct engagement with Greek and Latin texts and inscriptions. Students can really get to grips with the ancient world, not relying on translations by modern authors, but truly appreciate this material in a direct and unmediated way.

Admission requirements

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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Program content

What you will learn

  • Greek and Latin language and literature
  • The culture and history of ancient Greece and Rome
  • The Mediterranean world in antiquity, including Egypt and the Near East

Studies who have studied Classics at Lampeter UWTSD have been able to engage with an array of Greek and Latin material, including, but not limited to:

  • The poetry of Hesiod, Pindar, Euripides and Ovid
  • The historical works of Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus
  • Legal speeches written by figures such as Lysias and Cicero
  • Latin inscriptions from the Western Roman Empire

Students also have the opportunity to study a variety of non-linguistic modules on the wider ancient world.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

Potential areas of employment for our graduates include:

  • Teaching
  • Business and Commerce
  • Further Study
  • Library and Information Services
  • Media and Publishing

There is no one path for our Classics graduates. The traditional routes of teaching, the civil service and research – governmental, academic and media – are still pursued by our graduating cohort.

However, the programme of embedded employability offered by our degrees at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David ensures that our Classics graduates have the skills set and confidence to explore a wide variety of career paths.

Graduates of the BA in Classics are well-suited to a teaching career, as teachers of classical languages are currently much sought after in the UK.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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