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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Full Time: 3 Years
Study BA Classical and Medieval Studies and discover the classical roots of European civilisation and investigate the Medieval period that followed.
Delve into the literature of Ancient Greece and Rome and the Middle Ages to develop an understanding of these fascinating cultures. You will explore different literary genres (taught in translation), and their wider context in history, art, and society.
This flexible course allows you to pursue your own interests and choose from a wide range of research-led subjects. The wide range of options on offer includes periods of Roman and Greek history, the historical role of women, and the magic, cults and miracles of the Middle ages.
You can deepen your knowledge of the ancient world through optional Latin and Greek language modules and gain an understanding of the Classical period through hands-on experience with artefacts from the Ure Museum. You can also discover Rome through our unique, award-winning digital model of the city.
Our teaching staff are actively involved in research and are award-winning educators. Their expertise covers a diverse range of places and periods, in both the ancient and the Medieval worlds.
We encourage you to gain direct experience of the places you study through independent travel, and you can apply for our annual travel bursary. You can also apply to study at the British School at Athens and the British School at Rome, which both offer summer school opportunities to University of Reading students.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30