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Classical Civilisation

Learn about classical Athens, ancient Rome and the representations of antiquity in modern media on our wide-ranging BA Classical Studies.

Key Facts



BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation


Degree Duration

3 years :Full-time
4 years :Full-time, (If opting for the additional placement year)


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

At Roehampton the BA Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics is essentially about action and decision-making: the art and science of the possible. Working in a political or economic or business environment means employing the best strategies to negotiate your way to your objectives. This is why the practical dimension of the degree has a focus on actual negotiation skills (the second-year module ‘Political Skills: Negotiation,’ teaching for example the Harvard Negotiation Method) and leadership and communication skills. Allied to this PPE at Roehampton is designed to produce effective decision-makers out in the world informed by: the best ways of negotiating through political and business systems, ethical and philosophical principles regarding the good of humankind and economic choices regarding the best uses of increasingly scarce resources.

Our Politics modules focus on: Political Concepts, Researching and Working on Politics, Political Parties and Elections, Global Governance (how for example the UN works), Active Citizenship.

Our Philosophy modules focus on: Ethical Theory, Freedom, Power and Politics, Self and World, Animal rights and Environmental Ethics. Political Philosophy, Gender and Philosophy, continental Philosophy.

Our economics modules provide in-depth knowledge of organisations and their environments, including their relationships to society. The economics strand addresses areas such as managing people, business organisations within a global context, and labour economics. Additionally, you’ll learn how businesses can operate effectively in a multicultural environment. Students will be able to solve business problems ethically and will acquire a sound understanding of the wider economy.


You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Armed with this degree, you can confidently move into a wide range of fields, including museums, marketing, teaching, law, management, and the charity sector.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.