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An introduction to the literature and civilisation of the ancient world.

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Stage 1 covers an introduction to the literature and civilisation of the ancient world. In Stages 2 and 3, a wide range of options are available, covering:

  • literature
  • culture
  • philosophy
  • Greek and Roman art and architecture

Ancient History and Classical Culture are studied entirely in translation.

If you want to learn (or improve your understanding of) Latin and Greek, we provide language modules for all levels from beginners onwards.

Classics is offered by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology


There are no pre-requisites for studying the subject and the options you can choose from, including ancient history, classical world culture or Greek.

Latin or Greek may be studied at beginners’ level, or you may begin studying at a higher level if you already have a qualification in the language like an A-level.

If you do have any qualifications in Latin or Greek, you'll take a diagnostic test in induction week so you select the most suitable modules.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject advisers

Don Miller, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479