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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Employment Experience Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Employment Experience Abroad Programme codeUFA4CTHHPS05
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Employment Experience Abroad programme connects the earliest branch of the humanities with the longest standing of the academic disciplines. A degree in Classics at Exeter enables you to understand an ancient world that has fundamentally impacted the society we live in today, whilst Philosophy sees you question the very essence of what we know.

In Classics, you will focus on Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, which form the cornerstones of our modern Western civilisation. You will learn to interpret their language, literature, art and culture to unlock new ways of thinking and understand ancient history in context to current issues such as power, sexuality, ethics, migration, identity, magic, food, globalisation and religion. Not only will you emerge as an accomplished researcher, you will have a deep understanding of classical languages and the confidence to analyse, interpret and challenge traditional theories and concepts.

Exeter has one of the largest and most vibrant Classics and Ancient History departments in the country. Here, you join an open, friendly and dynamic community in which to live and study. Our highly-active Classics Society is run by students who organise a lively social and academic programme for you to take advantage of including; plays, balls, debates, film nights, museum visits and opportunities to travel abroad.

In Philosophy you will broaden your studies to explore topics such as existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind. Philosophy, from the Greek philosophia, literally translates as a ‘love of wisdom’ and during your time at Exeter you will engage with and challenge the ideas of some of history’s key thinkers from Aristotle, Plato, Kant, Marx and Descartes to Hume, Russell, Wittengenstein and Putnam. With the support of our enthusiastic staff you will learn to think rigorously, defend your views in a clear and consistent way, understand the why and what-for of different points of view and ultimately develop a sharp, analytical and open mind.

As with all our classically-based degrees, you will graduate with a solid foundation of transferable skills including; communication, persuasion, problem-solving, critical analysis and collaborative working. This will be reinforced by your new-found ability to analyse arguments, criticise texts, debate and write well-argued essays. Recent graduates are now working in areas such as finance, education, law, publishing and journalism with organisations like JP Morgan, the Department of Health, British Armed Forces, Waterstones and Accenture.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent gaining employment experience at a suitable location abroad.

This Employment Experience Abroad variant of the programme is a great way to incorporate graduate-level work placement or placements undertaken outside of the United Kingdom directly into your programme of study, to reflect critically upon these experiences, and for them to count towards the assessment of your degree. There is no better way to gain valuable employment experience that can be rewarded and recognised clearly by future employers. With preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities, including in foreign languages if required, you can also demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness by organising suitable placements in areas of employment related to your interests and potential future career. This variant of the programme also provides a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness. Experiencing the differences and similarities of education and people in another culture will increase your confidence and broaden the ways in which you see and relate to the world and the world of work.

You are required to find your own placement with suitable employers and organisations with preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities. If you are taking this variant you are strongly encouraged to take HUM2000 or HUM2001 (Humanities in the Workplace) at stage 2 and must participate in the pre-departure briefing sessions for Humanities Employment Experience Abroad.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme will offer you a structured framework of study in which you follow a balanced and complementary range of modules, with sufficient choice to ensure that you are able to follow an individual pathway of learning. The programme further aims to:

  • Provide you with a stimulating and supportive environment that is informed by research.
  • Offer a coherent and structured framework of study which ensures that within the timespan of the programme you follow a balanced and complementary range of modules, whilst allowing sufficient choice to ensure that you are able to follow individual pathways of learning.
  • Promote your understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of Greek and Roman texts and your appreciation of the contribution of individual authors and texts to an understanding of the literary genres of Greek and Roman literature.
  • Foster your understanding of Greek and Roman cultures, with a focus on:
    • their literature and thought;
    • the issues involved in studying other cultures;
    • the similarities and differences between ancient cultures and our own.
  • Produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes and methods of philosophy through a combination of modules, which develop a reflective understanding of some pervasive and problematic features of the world and of ourselves.
  • Provide a range of academic and personal skills which will prepare students from varied educational backgrounds for employment or further study, which will foster mental agility and adaptability, and which will enable you to deploy your knowledge, abilities and skills in their entirety, displaying balance and judgement in a variety of circumstances.
  • Incorporate a work experience placement into your degree programme.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Classical Studies, and 60 credits from Philosophy. Across Stages 1 and 2 you must take at least 90 credits each from Classical Studies and Philosophy in order to gain a sufficient understanding of both disciplines.

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in any stage of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 1


75 credits of compulsory modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 45 credits of Philosophy modules), 60 credits of optional modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 15 credits of Philosophy modules).

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

a select either CLA1005 or CLA1006; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

b select 45-60 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules from this list.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA1005 Greek and Roman Narrative [See note a above]30No
CLA1006 Greek and Roman Drama [See note a above]30No
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 [See note b above]15No
PHL1002B Knowledge and Reality 2 [See note b above]15No
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 [See note b above]15No
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis [See note b above]15No
HAS1905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

c select 45 credits of Classical Studies modules from this list.

d select 0-15 credits of Philosophy modules from this list.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Y1 BA Classical Studies CH opt 2023-4 [See note c above]
CLA1202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA1204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA1252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA1254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA1517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA1001 Greek History: Problems and Sources 30 No
CLA1025 Classical Language and Texts Greek I (A) 15 No
CLA1026 Classical Language and Texts: Greek I (B) 15 No
CLA1027 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (A) 15 No
CLA1028 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (B) 15 No
CLA1302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA1307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA1406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA1410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
CLA1507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
CLA1514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
PHL Stage 1 CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No
PHL1010 Introduction to Asian Philosophy 15 No
PHL1013 Philosophy of Morality 15 No
PHL1112 Philosophy of Film 15 No

Stage 2


75 credits of compulsory modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 45 credits of Philosophy modules), 60 credits of optional modules (including 30 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 15 credits of Philosophy modules).

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

e select either CLA2005 or CLA2006; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

f select 45-60 credits of compulsory Philosophy modules from this list.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA2005 Greek and Roman Narrative [See note e above]30No
CLA2006 Greek and Roman Drama [See note e above]30No
PHL2010A Philosophy of Mind 1 [See note f above]15No
PHL2011A The Philosophy of Nature 1 [See note f above]15No
PHL2015 Body and Mind [See note f above]15No
PHL2016 Metaphysics [See note f above]15No
PHL2018 Philosophy of Language [See note f above]15No
PHL2118 Moral agency in social context [See note f above]15No
HAS2905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

g select 0-30 credits from this list of Classical Studies optional modules.

h select 0-15 credits from this list of Philosophy optional modules.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA CH Classical Studies options 2023-4 [See note g above]
CLA2302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA2307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA2406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA2410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
CLA2514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
CLA2517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA2205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA2254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA2507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
PHL Stage 2 CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4 [See note h above]
PHL2013 Philosophy of Social Science 15 No
PHL2021 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL2022 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL2026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL2038 The Self 15 No
PHL2040 Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School and Communicative Capitalism 15 No
PHL2041 Feminist Philosophy: Gender, Race and Class 15 No
PHL2042 Philosophical Frontiers 15 No
PHL2045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL2052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL2053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL2054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL2056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL2061 Philosophy of Law 15 No
PHL2111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL2114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL2117 Philosophy and Psychedelics 15 No
PHL2119 Animal Minds and Animal Ethics 15 No
PHL2120 Philosophy and Sociology of Race 15 No
PHL2123 Philosophy of Medicine 15 No
PHL2126 Mind and World in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy 15 No
PHL2127 Hidden Voices in Early Modern Philosophy 15 No
PHL2046A The Holocaust, Genocide and Society 30 No
PHL2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad 120Yes

Stage 4


30 credits of compulsory dissertation, 90 credits of optional modules (including 30-60 credits of Classical Studies modules, and 30-60 credits of Philosophy modules)

 

Compulsory Modules

i - You must select either CLA3009 or PHL3040 (you cannot take both modules). If you select CLA3009, you must take 60 credits of options from the Philosophy list. If you select PHL3040, you must take 60 credits of options from the Classical Studies list.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA3009 Dissertation [See note i above]30No
PHL3040 Philosophy Dissertation [See note i above]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Final Stage BA Ancient History-Classical Studies CH options 2023-4
CLA3008 The Age of Cicero 30 No
CLA3033 Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds 30 No
CLA3045 Thucydides and the Idea of History 30 No
CLA3056 Ovid and the Erotic Passions 15 No
CLA3059 Classical Language and Texts: Greek V: Imperial Greek Prose 30 No
CLA3113 Art in Greek Society 15 No
CLA3123 Applied Classics 15 No
CLA3124 Receptions of the Classical Body 30 No
CLA3125 Reading and Writing Greek Literature in the Hellenistic World 30 No
CLA3202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA3206 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin V: Epic 30 No
CLA3252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA3255 Greek Political Thought 15 No
CLA3257 Living in the Roman World: Society and Culture 30 No
CLA3263 Being and Not-Being in Greek Philosophy: from Parmenides to Aristotle 15 No
CLA3267 Dialogues with the Past: Creative Interpretative Project 15 No
CLA3274 The Persians in a Near Eastern Context 30 No
CLA3275 Women Writing Classics 15 No
CLA3277 Lost Works and Fragments 15 No
CLA3278 Roman Political Thought 15 No
CLA3279 Knowledge, Wealth and Power in the Ancient World 30 No
PHL Final Stage CH Philosophy option modules 2023-4
PHL3013 Virtues and Vices 15 No
PHL3014 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL3018 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL3026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL3038 The Self 15 No
PHL3078 Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School and Communicative Capitalism 15 No
PHL3079 Feminist Philosophy: Gender, Race and Class 15 No
PHL3080 Philosophical Frontiers 15 No
PHL3045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL3052 Epistemology 15 No
PHL3053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL3054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL3056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL3060 Philosophy of Emotion 15 No
PHL3111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL3113 Practical Ethics 15 No
PHL3114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL3117 Philosophy and Psychedelics 15 No
PHL3118 Animal Minds and Animal Ethics 15 No
PHL3119 Philosophy and Sociology of Race 15 No
PHL3122 Philosophy of Medicine 15 No
PHL3125 Mind and World in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy 15 No
PHL3126 Hidden Voices in Early Modern Philosophy 15 No
PHL3046A The Holocaust, Genocide and Society 30 No
PHL3096 Cyborg Studies 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of major literary works of Greece and Rome, read critically individual works within a specific genre and demonstrate an awareness of the way texts reflect changes in ancient society and perceptions. (3.2 A1)
2. Demonstrate an awareness of and critical engagement with aspects of Greek and Roman society, religion and philosophy and be able to evaluate the similarities and differences with our own culture (3.2 A1).
3. Analyse in general terms the complex interrelationship between history, literature, philosophy and ideology in the context of one or more ancient societies. (3.2 A2)
4. Evaluate, analyse and synthesise a wide range of viewpoints on problems of interpretation and evaluation, and adopt a variety of critical approaches to the subject drawn from different disciplines within the subject area (3.2 A5).
5. Show familiarity with philosophical ideas about the nature of society and the social sciences.
6. Reflect upon the conditions of human social life.
7. Show familiarity with the history of modern philosophy (18.1).
8. Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind and nature (18.2).
9. Analyse concepts in ethics (18.3).
10. Analyse and criticise substantial works by important historical and contemporary moral and political philosophers (18.2 and 18.3).
11. Engage in logical and conceptual analysis and abstract reasoning (23.2, 23.4, 23.6).
12. Apply a reflective and sophisticated analytic understanding to a range of complex issues and subject matters.

ILOs 1-4 form the basis of the programme in all levels. However, more sophisticated analysis and understanding is expected in the final stage. These skills are developed in stages 1 and 2 by means of lectures, discussion in seminars, researching and writing essays, gobbet answers and oral presentations. In the final stage these skills are developed in relation to particular topics and periods through specialised modules and through an optional dissertation. These skills are also reinforced in the final stage by placing greater emphasis on seminars; on oral presentations (often summatively assessed); and essay writing (longer essays are expected in the final stage).

In explicit terms, ILOs 5-6 are developed through lectures, seminars and essay work on Social Philosophy; 7-8 through similar methods and strategies on Knowledge and Reality; 9-10 through similar methods on Ethics, Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Nature, and 11 through practical exercises on Evidence and Argument. However, depending on your chosen portfolio of modules, they will be developed, further in the modules chosen at in the final stage. 13 is developed especially through the optional modules taken in the final stage.

The assessment of ILOs 1-4 is made through a combination of examinations (including essays and gobbet passages for comment); term-time essays and, in many final stage modules, the assessment of oral presentations.

The assessment of skills 5-12 is made through a combination of course essays, oral presentations, examinations; also, where appropriate, Research Methods Project or dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

13. Analyse critically individual texts and combine those analyses to demonstrate understanding of the development of literary genres (Phil. 23.3, 23.4).
14. Select and apply appropriate critical tools when reading primary and secondary literature and ancient literature in translation (CAH 3.6 18, Phil. 23.3).
15. Demonstrate a professional approach to referencing and the use of bibliography (CAH 3.6 24).
16. Synthesise complex and diverse arguments and ideas lucidly and coherently, both orally and in writing (CAH 3.6 21; Phil.23.2).
17. Engage in creative analytical and evaluative thinking about texts, sources, arguments and interpretations (CAH 3.6 19, Phil. 23.6).
18. Engage in lateral thinking, making connections between ideas and information in different fields of their study (CAH 3.6, 20, Phil.23.9, 25.1)
19. Gather, memorise, organise and deploy evidence, information and ideas, and show an awareness of the provisional nature of knowledge (CAH 3.5 16).
20. Reflect critically on the extent and limitations of your learning and understanding (CAH 3.5 14).
21. Understand and demonstrate the different uses of qualitative and quantitative data, and evaluate their relative advantages and disadvantages (Phil. 6.2.3).
22. Show awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
23. Think and write broadly about large themes.
24. Develop and deploy argument, grounded in theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence (Phil. 6.2.4).
25. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, empirical evidence (Phil. 6.2.3).
26. Collate data from a range of sources (Phil. 6.2.2).
27. Deploy complex terminology in a comprehensible manner (Phil. 6.3.6).

ILOs 13-20 are developed throughout the programme by means of lectures, discussion in seminars and study-groups, the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in seminars and the writing of essays. In stages 2 and 3 you are expected to prepare longer and more sophisticated seminar presentations, and, in the final stage, to write longer essays in order further to develop these skills. Also in the final stage seminars are normally 2 hours in length and form the primary teaching and learning medium, with a focus on developing, in the context of particular subjects, the more complex analytical skills listed opposite.

ILOs 15-25, are developed throughout the Philosophy side of the degree programme via lectures and seminars, written work and oral work (both oral presentations and class discussion). A more sophisticated use of these skills is developed in the second and final stages; in the final stage, independent use of these skills is developed through the dissertation and final stage optional modules you select.

The assessment of ILOs 13-19 is made through a combination of examinations (including essays and gobbet passages for comment); term-time essays and, in many final stage modules, the assessment of oral presentations.

In Philosophy, skills 15-25 are assessed though course essays, assessed oral presentations and examinations in stages 1-2 and through the dissertation in the final stage.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

28. Select, organise and analyse material for written work and oral presentations of different prescribed lengths. (Phil. 23.2)
29. Present an argument orally in a clear, organised and effective manner (Phil. 26.8).
30. Present an argument in a written form in a clear and organised manner, with appropriate use of correct English (CAH 3.6 21 and 3.7 24, Phil.23.6).
31. Formulate and express ideas at different levels of abstraction (Phil. 23.8).
32. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of challenging material in groups (Phil. 28.3).
33. Work creatively, flexibly and adaptably with others, both peers and academic staff (Phil. 27.5).
34. Demonstrate autonomy, manifested in self-direction and intellectual initiative, both in learning and study and in the management of time (CAH 3.5 13, Phil. 27.2).
35. Evaluate and reflect on your own work (Phil.27.5).
36. Write and think under pressure and to meet deadlines (Phil. 27.3).
37. Plan the execution of demanding work based on individual research over a long time (Phil. 27.3).
38. Use a range of basic IT resources to acquire and manipulate general and subject-specific information (CAH 3.7 27, Phil. 26.8.2).
39. Use IT to create clearly presented written assignments and handouts (CAH 3.7 27, Phil. 26.8.2).
40. Organise and undertake suitable employment placements outside the UK and critically reflect upon the experience.

ILOs Skills 28-29, and 31-32 are developed through the preparation and delivery of oral presentations in most modules at all stages in both sides of the programme, and through the oral discussion of challenging material in all modules in the programme.

ILO 32 is further developed in Classical Studies through participation in study groups with other students in most modules in the programme.

ILO 33 is also developed through meetings with personal tutors, one-to-one tutorials giving feedback on written work and through discussion in seminars.

ILOs 28, 30-31, 34, and 36 developed through written assignments (essays) and examinations in most modules at all levels.

ILOs 34-35 form essential parts of the successful completion of the programme but are encouraged especially through preparation for written and oral assignments and seminars. They are also promoted through the student Self-Appraisal system in the mid-semester break.

ILO 37 is developed through the dissertation in Classical Studies.

ILOs 38-39 are developed in Classical Studies through compulsory ELE assignments in tandem with the Stage 1 reflective learning notebook and in both sides of the programme through the requirement that all written work is word-processed and that the internet is used to access texts and other learning materials.

ILOs Skills 28-29, and 31-32 are assessed through the summative assessment of oral presentations in the final stage (10 or 20%). This assessment may also include a formative peer evaluation element.

In philosophy, oral contribution to seminars and presentations are assessed formatively.

ILOs 28, 30-31, 34 and 36 are assessed through examinations and written work at all levels and in all modules (also the dissertation but without examination).

ILO 37 is assessed by the dissertation in either subject.

ILOs 38-39 are assessed through written coursework in all modules.

ILO 40 is specifically related to Employment Experience Abroad module.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must also achieve an average mark of at least 50% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the relevant three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Year Abroad are selected.

HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA Classical Studies and Philosophy with Employment Experience Abroad. If you fail the Employment Experience Abroad your degree title will be commuted to BA Classical Studies and Philosophy.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

The marking criteria, which closely reflect the skills outlined in the Programme Outcomes section, and the Department’s expectations with regard to study groups, are available in the Student Handbook, which can be found at: www.intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/taughthandbook/.

In addition to the centrally provided services detailed in section 9, the Department of Classics and Ancient History provides:

  • Team Skills Development Programme
  • Student Handbooks and module guides (available in print and on the department websites)
  • ELE based learning support materials and activities (Hercules)
  • Access to teaching staff – times when staff are available are posted on office doors and contact email addresses provided in student handbooks
  • Student representation at department meetings and College Teaching Committee
  • Student progress review and reporting via reserved agenda items at department meetings

The College complies with the Code of Practice on Study and Work Experience Abroad. The name of the member of staff acting as the programme’s co-ordinator for study abroad is made known to you before you leave Exeter, and this person is responsible for liaison and oversight of your progress during the year abroad. Contact will be maintained with you during your year abroad by regular email communication.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Employment Experience Abroad

19. UCAS Code

QV7M

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Classics and ancient history (including Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek)
[Honours] Philosophy

23. Dates

Origin Date

21/08/2017

Date of last revision

27/03/2023