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Classics and Ancient History

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Sharon Marshall

on 5 June 2014

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Transcript of Classics and Ancient History

Taking our research to a broader public
Projects include:

• Ancient medical and psychotherapeutic methods
• Migration, identity and place
• Outreach in local schools and FE Colleges
• Opportunities for students to gain teaching experience
(Queen Elizabeth's Community College in Crediton)
• Department journal

The foundations for a successful career
• Support from Personal Tutors and Senior Tutor
• Student-Staff Liaison Committee ensuring student involvement in decision-making at every level
• Peer-led language mentoring scheme
• Highest level of student engagement in the UK – 8,000 students take part in 165 societies, including our own award-winning Classics Society

Students are at the centre of all we do
A first class education
• One of the fastest-rising, fastest-growing universities in the UK
• Ranked 4th for Classics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014
• College of Humanities ranked 65th in the world (THE World Subject Rankings)
• Our students among the most satisfied in the UK – consistently in the National Student Survey Top Ten every year since its launch

Our programmes
• Three programmes (Ancient History, Classical Studies, Classics): 120 credits each year
• Core 30 credit modules for each programme (history, literature or languages):
Ancient History
: Roman History (Year 1); Greek History (Year 2)
Classical Studies
: Greek and Roman Narrative (Year 1); Greek and Roman Drama (Year 2)
: Greek and Latin (Years 1 and 2)
• Optional modules allow for creation of unique pathway
• Modularity (freedom to choose 30 credits from any programme)

Teaching inspired by our research
• New modules for 2014: The Lunar Module; Science in the Ancient World; Being and Not Being
• 3rd year specialist modules:
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Ancient World
The Age of Cicero
Food and Medicine in Antiquity
Neronian Literature and Society
• Voted ‘Best Research Community’ by our students (2011-12)
• Optional third year dissertation and new Creative Interpretative Project

Our department
• 19 full-time members of staff
• Joint 3rd in UK for world-leading research
• Expertise in wide range of:
• subject areas (material culture, literature, history)
• time periods (6th c. BC, Late Antiquity, Renaissance)
• geographical locations (Black Sea, Egypt, Roman Britain)

Our Classics Society
Ancient languages
• Compulsory element (Ancient History one year, Classical Studies two, Classics three)
• 5 levels from complete beginners (those with A Level Latin/Greek come in at Level 3); each 30 credits
• Fast-track Greek option (60 credits)
• Committed to the idea that everyone is able to do languages

Opportunities for students to contribute
Classics and Ancient History
Left: students excavating Romano-British site at Ipplepen, Devon

• Excellent links with alumni
• More than 90% of our students are in a job or further study within six months of graduating
• Subject-specific Employability events
• Recent graduates include: Classics teacher, archivist, press officer, campaigns organiser, actor, publishing intern, English teacher, sub-lieutenant

Left: Pompeii, April 2013
Also new for this year: Student research internships
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