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BAAnthropology and Classical Literature and Civilisation

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Anthropology and Classical Literature and Civilisation are two complementary subjects that can be studied alongside each other at degree level.

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. You will embrace the diversity of Greek and Roman culture, drawing together literature, drama, myth, religion, history, philosophy and art in Classical Literature and Civilisation. You will develop a distinctive set of skills and attributes and you will learn how to search for, select from and evaluate sources of information, weigh up arguments, and present your findings effectively. You will become sensitive to the assumptions and beliefs that underlie behaviour in a range of social and cultural contexts, and this will give you a critical edge.

Programme structure

First year
Anthropology: In your first year you take three compulsory modules in Anthropology. Focus on Studying Societies is concerned with core study skills, taking you through all the steps of researching, planning and editing an essay, and enabling you to pursue a group investigation and present your findings orally. Thinking Anthropologically takes a series of core questions (e.g. What is work? What is dirt?) and shows how anthropologists study societies around the world, explaining how people can think very differently about questions that might initially appear simple or obvious. The Anthropology of Africa module examines the social, economic, and political organisation of a number of African societies and their recent historical transformations.

Compulsory modules

Focus on Studying Societies (20 credits)
Thinking Anthropologically (20 credits)
Anthropology of Africa (20 credits)
Detailed descriptions of first year Anthropology modules
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your first year, you will study the literature and history of the Greco-Roman world by taking two compulsory modules: Introduction to Greek Literature and Introduction to Roman Literature. You will also take EITHER 40 credits of beginners? ancient language OR Project A, Group Research (Classical), and a further 20 credits of options to study the cultures of Greece, Rome, Egypt and Ancient Western Asia, or Byzantium.

See our first year Classical Literature and Civilisation module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Second year
Anthropology: In this year you take Theory, Ethnography and Research (40 credits). This module explains the history of anthropology and its major theories. It finishes with an ethnographic project in which students behave like anthropologists, and engage in close observation and analysis of the social behaviour around them. In addition, students choose 20 credits of Anthropology optional modules.

Compulsory modules

Theory, Ethnography and Research (40 credits)
Anthropology Option (20 credits)
Detailed descriptions of second year Anthropology modules
Classical Literature and Civilisation: Our compulsory modules, The Age of Cicero and Archaic to Classical, will take you to the heart of the cultures of Greece and Rome. If you take more than 40 credits, you will also be able to choose from our unique range of options in literature, culture, language, myth, religion, art, philosophy, archaeology and history.

See our second year Classical Literature and Civilisation module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Year abroad
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.

Final year
Anthropology: In your third year, you may write an Anthropology Dissertation (10,000 words, 40 credits) and an Anthropology Option or take an Independent Study (5,000 words, 20 credits) and 40 credits of Anthropology Options.

Compulsory modules

Dissertation (40 credits) or Independent Study (20 credits)
Option (Anthropology)
Detailed descriptions of final year Anthropology modules
Classical Literature and Civilisation: In your final year, you will take a seminar as a compulsory module and then you will have the opportunity to do a dissertation: a substantial research project, developed in collaboration with your supervisor, on a subject of special interest to you. You can choose to this in Classical Literature and Civilisation or your other subject. Depending on which Department you choose to do your dissertation in and your balance of study, you can also choose modules from our wide range of options.

Career opportunities

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Postgraduate study

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States