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Q800

4 years

Full-time

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA (to applicants who have achieved a strong set of GCSE A* grades).
  • IB: 40 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Higher Latin and/or Greek required. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including Latin and/or Greek. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects including Latin and/or Greek. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA (to applicants who have achieved a strong set of GCSE A* grades).
  • IB: 40 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Higher Latin and/or Greek required. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB including Latin and/or Greek. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects including Latin and/or Greek. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

What you will study

Year 1

You must select 40 credits of courses from Greek 1A and 1B or Greek 1C and 1D, and 40 credits of courses from Latin 1A and 1B or Latin 1C and 1D. Additionally, you will complete 40 credits of courses from a broad range of options.

Year 2

You will take the 20-credit courses Latin 2A and 2B, and Greek 2A and 2B. Additionally, you will complete 40 credits of courses from a broad range of options.

Year 3

You will take the 20-credit courses Latin Language (A) and Greek Language (A), as well as 20 credits of Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature, Greek or Latin (non-language) honours courses. Additionally, you will take 60 credits of Latin and Greek honours courses.

Year 4

You will study the 20-credit courses Latin Language (B) and Greek Language (B), 20 credits of Latin honours courses and 20 credits of Greek honours courses. You will additionally complete a Classics dissertation.

How will I be taught?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and some practical exercises.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by exams and coursework.

Programme structure

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