This degree combines the study of Greek and Latin literature, with language learning, translation skills, and a wide range of cultural and historical topics.
You will develop fluency in both Latin and Greek, through a combination of language classes, textual study and translation. You can learn from beginners' or advanced level.
Enjoy reading literature by major classical authors in the original language, and complement this with topics in the literature, art, philosophy, history and archaeology of Greece and Rome.
Our dedicated classical library, and the University-led Great North Museum, enable you to immerse yourself in the classical world and provide an excellent range of study resources.
Classics at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the 2014 National Student Survey, ranking us 5th in the UK.
We also rank in the top ten UK universities for Classics and Ancient History in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.
Each year, you spend one third of your time studying Latin and one third studying Greek, leading to a command of both by the end of your degree. Both Latin and Greek can be studied either from beginners' or advanced level. See the Modules section for more information.
Our language classes provide thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and skills required to read Latin and Greek texts.
Translation and textual study classes enable you to improve your fluency in reading, while developing skills of literary analysis.
During your degree, you will have the chance to take part in extracurricular field trips that take advantage of the North East’s rich history such as:
Studying abroad as part of your degree is a fun, challenging experience that will broaden your cultural horizons.
It will also increase your employability and help you acquire a range of practical life skills.
It is a unique chance to improve your language skills and develop an international network of friends.
UK and EU students have the opportunity to take part in a study abroad exchange in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.
You can study in a European country, such as:
or a non-European country, such as Australia, the USA or Hong Kong.
This degree is run by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, located at the heart of campus in the Armstrong Building.
The Roman history of the city had a big impact on me with my grounding in Latin already and seemed an ideal place to be learning about it