UWA is the only university in Western Australia where you can study this exciting major. It combines the languages, literature, history, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era.

Introduction

This major lets you combine the languages (Latin and Ancient Greek) with the history and archaeology of the classical world to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era.

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Course description, features and facilities

These two cultures lie at the very foundation of the modern world, and we are surrounded by their legacy: from the Olympic Games to the alphabet, from democracy to Christianity, from theatre to the rule of law—wherever we turn we find ourselves in their debt.

These uncannily familiar Greeks and the Romans struggled with many of the same crucial issues as we do: globalisation, the ‘clash of civilisations’, and the decline of great powers.

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Student profile – Joseph Hartono

 

Classics and Ancient History compels you to look at and understand facts in a different light, to do research, to ask questions and to challenge the status quo and that gave me a unique investment perspective different from my Finance major. 

Ancient history has always been an interest of mine but for the first 2 years of my degree, I shunned it fearing that it would be a waste of my time. However when I built up the courage to study it, not only did it instantly became my favourite major, it gave me the skills to become a Chief Investment Officer at Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), a Commerce club at UWA.

Therefore, whatever majors you decided to study at UWA, know for sure that it won’t limit your options.

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Structure

UWA's streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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Career opportunities

A major in Classics and Ancient History equips you for a wide range of careers including secondary and tertiary education, business and commerce, government departments, the media, and public and private sectors in the arts and culture.  

 

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Further study opportunities

This major lays the foundation for further study in the classical world itself at honours and postgraduate level, and also in many areas which have been its beneficiaries such as philosophy, medieval and Renaissance history, and fine art as well as other postgraduate studies.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. Prerequisites and minimum scores
  2. Additional information
  3. English competency
  4. Advanced standing

Prerequisites and minimum scores

Qualification and prerequisite subjectsCourse entry score
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2014-1580
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2016 onwards80
International Baccalaureate29

Additional information

Please note: to complete this major within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) will require a minimum ATAR of 98 (or equivalent).

English competency

University study demands strong English language competency. To be eligible for admission to an undergraduate program at UWA, you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a UWA-approved test of English. This is the case even if English is your first language.

The minimum requirement is a scaled score of 50 or more in WACE English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect achieved at Stage 2 or Stage 3 – or an equivalent level of achievement in an interstate or international qualification.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken prior tertiary study within the last five years, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit and/or exemption).

Applications for advanced standing are assessed upon acceptance of any offer of admission made by the University.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Semester one entry
  3. Semester two entry
  4. Fees
  5. Information for…
  6. Contact us

How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University's Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Applications generally open early May and close in late June.

Contact Future Students for advice.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

Information for

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Future Students

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First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Classics and Ancient History: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
12-15 hours, plus own study time
Standard full-time completion
3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Maximum time to complete
10 years
Degrees (available in)
This major is available in:Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees
Honours available
Yes
Contact details: course information
Arts Student Office
M200 Ground Floor Arts Building
studentoffice-arts@uwa.edu.au
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(+618) 6488 2091
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