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Ancient History & Latin

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Program Information

School:University of Edinburgh
Faculty:History, Classics and Archaeology
Field of Study:History, Other
Latin Language and Literature
Description:Classics will introduce you to the history, cultures, languages and literatures of some of the most important civilisations in world history. Whether you are interested in the archaeology of the Roman Empire, the art of ancient Athens, the drama of Euripides, the poetry of Homer and Virgil, or the history of Greece and Rome, you will be able to tailor your programme to your interests and ambitions. Classics is a wide term which refers to the study of all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. It also includes the study of those civilisations that the Greeks and Romans came into contact with, as well as the history of the study of Classics itself, and the reception of classical heritage in the modern world.

You will learn from our range of expert teaching staff, which is drawn from many European countries and maintains strong international links. We offer a wide choice of programmes, with particular strengths in ancient history, Greek, Latin and classical archaeology. No previous knowledge is required to study ancient history or classical archaeology and it is possible to study Greek or Latin from scratch and to progress to the highest level by the end of your programme. You will be able to choose from an exceptionally wide range of courses in Classics and its related disciplines and there is considerable scope for personal initiative in your choice of courses. You may choose option courses from subjects as diverse as astronomy, law and criminology, and the humanities.
URL:Ancient History & Latin at University of Edinburgh
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The typical offer is likely to be: • SQA Highers: AAAA. • A Levels: AAB. • IB: 38 Points (666 at HL). Minimum entry requirements • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C. • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C. • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4. If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section *Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components 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 National 5 Grade C • SQA Standard Grade 3 • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C • GCSE Grade C • IB Standard Level Grade 4

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on July 29, 2016