Degree Structure In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Year One Compulsory courses Approaches to the Ancient World 1.0 credits of Latin or Greek Optional courses You will select 2.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses, to include: At least one archaeology course At least one history course Year Two Compulsory course 0.5 credits of the Ancient Language chosen in the first year Optional courses You will select 3.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses. Final Year Compulsory course Essay on an approved subject Optional courses You will select 3.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses.
Knowledge of languages such as Latin and Greek will allow you to develop mental agility and versatility, equipping you with the ability (amongst other things) to learn modern languages with comparative ease, opening up a wider range of possibilities in the future. The Ancient World BA is a rigorous and broad-ranging degree which qualifies you for a remarkably wide variety of jobs. The Classical Society hosts regular talks from former students which may help guide you in your future career choices. Career destinations in recent years have included: graduate study, teaching, law, computing, accountancy, marketing, banking, music (classic and popular), acting, the media, business, the voluntary sector, local government and politics.