JH Classical Literature and Civilisation Modules Final Year

Final Year

Compulsory modules 

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

The dissertation is an extended piece of independent research into an area of the student's own interest resulting in a report of 12,000 words. Students will build skills enabling them to identify and explore the appropriate secondary literature (and primary source material, where appropriate), and to interrogate these sources effectively. 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.


Extended Essay (20 credits)

Example optional modules may include: 

  • Hellenistic Literature (20 credits)
  • Roman Religion and its Limits (20 credits)
  • Mythology in Greek and Roman Visual Arts (20 credits)
  • Love in Greek Literature (20 credits)
  • Palace Societies (20 credits)
  • Greek Mythology (20 credits)
  • Sparta (20 credits)
  • Face to face with Egypt's Gods (20 credits)
  • Death, Burial and Society (20 credits)
  • War, Peace and Diplomacy in the Roman world (20 credits)