JH Classical Literature and Civilisation Modules Final Year

Final Year

Compulsory modules 

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.

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Extended Essay (20 credits)

The extended essay consists of independent research into an area of Classics, Ancient History, or Archaeology, determined by the student's own interest. Students will build skills enabling them to identify, explore and evaluate primary source material and secondary literature. 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: 

  • Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World 
  • Democracy and Empire: The World of the Athenian Arche
  • Far-Flung Corners: Being Roman in the Late Roman World, c.200-c.250
  • Greek Epigram
  • How to Build and Empire: Communication and Conflict 
  • Living and Dying in Wetlands 
  • Ritual and Religion: Performance, Materiality and Belief 
  • The Spartan Kosmos 545-371 BCE
  • Wonderful Things: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture