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The Exeter Award

Enhance your employability


  • combine subjects not otherwise possible at Exeter
  • cross-subject degrees to suit your interests and career ambitions
  • leads to a named degree title of the subjects you study
  • study two subjects, or sometimes three
  • create your own themed pathway
  • vary the proportion of the subjects each year
  • add vocational elements to your studies
  • opportunities for study and work abroad


Second year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Greek woman writingThe second year of Classical Studies has the same structure as the first year and it shares the same modules. You add to the range of modules that you took in your first year.

There are no compulsory modules in the second year. Choose from those available that year, e.g.:

  • Greek and Roman Narrative - CLA2005 (30 credits)
  • Greek and Roman Drama - CLA2006 (30 credits)
  • Early Greek Poetry - CLA2401 (15 credits)
  • Ancient Novels - CLA2403 (15 credits)
  • Roman Laughter - CLA2405 (15 credits)
  • Suetonius and Imperial power - CLA2408 (15 credits)
  • Tyranny - CLA2301 (15 credits)
  • Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC - CLA2302 (15 credits)
  • Roman Historical Writing - CLA2303 (15 credits)
  • Nature and Culture - CLA2305 (15 credits)
  • Building Communities in Archaic Greece - CLA2503 (15 credits)
  • Greek Philosophy - CLA2507 (15 credits)
  • Roman Philosophy - CLA2508 (15 credits)
  • Roman Religion - CLA2510 (15 credits)

The modules available each year vary, in part as some are taught in alternate years. The current list is under Classics and Ancient History on the College of Humanities' modules web page.

If you want to learn Greek or Latin, or develop your existing abilities, the optional modules listed above are replaced by the appropriate language module (30 credits).

Overall the compulsory and chosen modules make a total of 60 credits in this half of your Flexible Combined Honours programme.

Classics and Ancient History department.