JH Classical Literature and Civilisation Modules Final Year

Final Year

Dissertation (40 credits) (if not taking in other Department)

The Classics dissertation is an extended piece of independent research into an area of the student's own interest within the field of Classics and based on the study of texts or inscriptions in the original Greek and/or Latin, or the study of aspects of the Greek and/or Latin language resulting in a report of 12,000 words. Students will build skills enabling them to analyse and interpret primary texts and to identify and explore and critique the appropriate secondary literature. Students will receive tuition in collating, ordering and referencing their research. Students will complete a sustained piece of academic research drawing on primary and secondary source materials. This module enables students to develop the analytical elements of research and present their research findings professionally. The main focus of supervision will be on assisting the student to structure their core argument effectively, present convincing analysis of the evidence used to sustain their argument, and to prepare a clear introduction and conclusion to the dissertation.

Example optional modules may include: 

  • War, Peace and Diplomacy in the Roman World (20 credits)
  • Face to face with Egypt's Gods (20 credits)
  • Death, Burial and Society (20 credits)
  • Love in Greek Literature (20 credits)
  • Sparta (20 credits)
  • Palace Societies (20 credits)
  • Greek 1,2 and 3 (20+20+20 credits)
  • Latin 1,2 and 3 (20+20+20 credits)
  • Introduction to Ancient Egyptian A+B (20+20 credits) 
  • Professional Skills Module

This is a work placement module involving a minimum of 10 days in a work environment in the type of organisation or business sector to which students might apply following successful completion of their undergraduate programme. The module will provide students with an opportunity to develop transferable skills, including team working, problem-solving and communication skills, as well as allowing the development of the ability to self-reflect on activity undertaken.

Further information on the Professional skills module