Classical Studies

HONOURS SUBJECT AREA

Classical Studies offers a broad range of courses exploring the language, literature history and cultures from ancient Greece and Rome from the eighth century BC to the eighth century AD. Social, political and Cultural perspectives are used to study the experiences, mentalities and activities of ordinary people as well as the great literature spectacles and events of the classical past.

Please note: Mid-year entry for the Classical Studies Honours subject area is not available.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours program in Classical Studies consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff 2. two seminars that meet weekly for three hours for one semester 3. one unseen exam on either a Greek or a Latin text. The thesis should be of 15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or it equivalent. The thesis is worth 45% of the final Honours mark, each of the seminars is worth 22.5% and the unseen exam is worth 10%.

Related subject areas

Ancient History, Archaeology, Greek (Ancient), Latin

Our courses that offer this honours subject area