Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Classical Civilization and English Literature BA (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
At least one of the referees should be a lecturer or professor from their course
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
Classical Civilisation and English Literature covers a wide variety of modules in past cultures including Greek and Roman worlds and their impact on English Literature. Studying this three-year BA joint honours degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The cultures of Greece and Rome have hugely impacted western civilisation andits literature. Explore Greek and Roman mythology; history and society; gothic and genre fiction; gender and culture; renaissance literature; national and global literatures and creative and professional writing.
You will have the chance to explore and examine civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential in the 21st century.
Why Classical Civilisation and English Literature at Swansea?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Classical Civilisation and English Literature degrees at Swansea University are highly regarded:
Ranked 6th in the UK for career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2020
Department ranked 12th overall in the UK - Guardian University Guide 2020
Academic staff that are internationally recognised for their research, as well as experienced writers with established reputations whose works have been widely published, broadcast and performed will teach you.
During your first year, you will explore Greek mythology as well as varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Classical Civilisation and English Literature degree to your own interests, whether in Greek history and society, Roman art and architecture, renaissance literature; national and global literatures; modernity and contemporary writing.
Interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – examining past cultures and their impact on literature. You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the Society of Ancient Studies and organises social and cultural events and you can be involved in projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with AAB plus EPQ B.