single degree

Bachelor of Classical Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BCLASSS
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature not el

Program Requirements

 

The Bachelor of Classical Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from the completion of one of the following majors:

Ancient History

Ancient Greek

Latin

24 units from the completion of one of the following minors, which must be in a different discipline to the major:

Ancient History

Ancient Greek

Latin

24 units from completion of courses from the following:

Ancient History major

Ancient Greek major

Latin major

ARCH1111 Archaeology: Finding treasure and history

ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations

ARCH2037 Post-Roman Archaeology of Britain: Arthur and the Anglo Saxons

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

For information about honours, please see Bachelor of Classical Studies (Honours)

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units For study plans, please see following link http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/degrees-and-program-plans - - -
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Year 2 48 units - - - -
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Year 3 48 units - - - -
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Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs and change admission requirements as needed.

Domestic applicants

Before applying for a program, you should review the general information about domestic undergraduate admission to ANU programs and how to apply, and the program-specific information below.

  • Applicants with recent secondary education are assessed on:
    • completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and the minimum Selection Rank (from their academic qualifications, plus any adjustment factors) requirement for this program; and
    • co-curricular or service requirement (applies to applicants who complete secondary education in the year prior to commencing at ANU); and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with higher education study are assessed on:
    • previous higher education studies; or secondary education results if completed less than one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) of a degree; or the result from a bridging or preparatory course; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are assessed on:
    • previously completed VET qualifications at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma or above); or secondary education results if the VET qualification is not completed; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with work and life experience are assessed on:

International applicants

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.

Diversity factors & English language proficiency  
As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe. If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information is available for English Language Requirements for Admission

ATAR:
80
International Baccalaureate:
29

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,870.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Delve into the classical world of Greece and Rome through a variety of disciplines at Australia’s leading university.

You will study broadly across the field of classical antiquity, defined as the Greco-Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) to the transition from late antiquity to the early medieval period (500 AD).

Our program ensures that you gain an understanding of the whole period, plus a focus of your choosing and at least one of the classical languages. This flexible program also gives you access to other disciplines such as archaeology or art history.

You will be encouraged to take part in an overseas study course in Italy, Greece or Turkey. You will experience the classical world and visit archaeological sites and key museums, all as part of an approved course counting towards your degree.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2022

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Classical Studies, graduates will be able to:

  1. identify key components of Greek and Roman antiquity;
  2. critique and analyse major issues and controversies in Greek and Roman antiquity;
  3. distinguish between primary and secondary sources and critically evaluate them;
  4. demonstrate a working knowledge of either Ancient Greek or Latin language and familiarity with some key examples of literature in that language.

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Course selection

Enrolling for the first time can seem like a big task. Below, you will find an example enrolment pattern for your first year of study. 

 There are a few items to note:

  •  Courses coded in the 1000 range are appropriate for first-year students. We strongly recommend that students new to tertiary study enrol in first-year courses during their first semester. 
  • We recommend you start a CASS Program Plan. This is a way to track how the courses you take fit within the overall structure of your degree and will help you pick your later year courses.
  • The tables below represent only one possible combination. You are welcome to pick and choose from any other 1000-coded course found under the “Study Tab”. 
  • The tables below assume you are new to tertiary study and ineligible for course credit. 
  • A step-by-step guide on how to enrol in courses is available on the Enrol for the First time webpage.

Single degree

Students starting in Semester 1– single degree Bachelor of Classical Studies, example

Semester 1

CLAS1003*

CLAS1001

Elective

Elective

Semester 2

ANCH1013/4*

LATN1102

Elective

Elective

*If completing ANCH-MAJ and LATN-MIN

Other first year courses available: to find all other 1000-level courses, refer to the Catalogue of Programs and Courses. You may refine your selection on the right-hand column of the webpage.

Students starting in Semester 2– single degree Bachelor of Classical Studies, example

Semester 2

ANCH1013/4*

ARCH1112

Elective

Elective

Semester 1

42u maximum list

CLAS1001

Elective

Elective

*If completing ANCH-MAJ

Other first year courses available: to find all other 1000-level courses, refer to the Catalogue of Programs and Courses. You may refine your selection on the right-hand column of the webpage.


Double degree

Students starting in Semester 1– double degree Bachelor of Classical Studies, example

Semester 1

CLAS1003*

CLAS1001

Course from other degree

Course from other degree

Semester 2

ANCH1013/4*

LATN1102

Course from other degree

Course from other degree

*If completing ANCH-MAJ and LATN-MIN

Students starting in Semester 2– double degree Bachelor of Classical Studies, example

Semester 2

ANCH1013/4*

ARCH1112

Course from other degree

Course from other degree

Semester 1

42u maximum list

CLAS1001

Course from other degree

Course from other degree

*If completing ANCH-MAJ

 


Study Options

Study Plan

Please refer to the "Study" tab.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units CLAS1003 The Myths of Greece and Rome: Mortals, Immortals, and Monsters 6 units CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6 units Elective Elective
ANCH1013 Ancient Athens: democracy and empire 6 units OR ANCH1014; LATN1102 Continuing Latin 6 units Elective Elective

Study Plan

Please refer to the “Study” tab.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units CLAS1003 The Myths of Greece and Rome: Mortals, Immortals, and Monsters 6 units CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6 units Course from other degree Course from other degree
ANCH1013 Ancient Athens: democracy and empire 6 units OR ANCH1014; LATN1102 Continuing Latin 6 units Course from other degree Course from other degree

Academic Advice

Course credit

If you have undertaken previous study that is relevant to your current academic program, you can request to receive course credit. For more information and how to apply, see the CASS credit application webpage, or contact the CASS Student Office.

Other important information for new students

Please refer to the New students page. You will find all the information you require to activate your ANU email account, enrol into courses and our O week details.  

 Need help?

If you would like further information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the Student Office. We offer appointments, and you can reach us at students.cass@anu.edu.au.

You can also check out our in person opening hours and location on the CASS Student Office webpage.

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