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Programme Specification for the 2020/1 academic year

BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Study Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Study Abroad Programme codeUFA4CTHHPS01
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2020/1
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2012

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Classical Studies and Philosophy with Study 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 at a university abroad on an approved programme of study.

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.
  • Offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and capabilities (including linguistic skills, where appropriate) through the pursuit of study in another University in a different geographical and cultural setting.

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).

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.

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

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

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA1005-CLA1006 [See note a above]
CLA1005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA1006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
PHL S1 BA Philosophy CH comp 2019-0 [See note b above]
PHL1002A Knowledge and Reality 1 15 No
PHL1002B Knowledge and Reality 2 15 No
PHL1005A Evidence and Argument 1 15 No
PHL1006 Introduction to Philosophical Analysis 15 No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S1 BA CS CH opt 2020-1 [See note c above]
CLA1201 Classical Language and Texts: Greek I 30 No
CLA1202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA1204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA1251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I 30 No
CLA1252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA1254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA1272 Text and Context: Persuasion in Ancient Greece 15 No
CLA1301 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) - Tyranny 15 No
CLA1303 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Roman Historical Writing 15 No
CLA1358 Ancient Sources Material Evidence: Building Communities in Archaic Greece 15 No
CLA1359 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Barbarian Societies 15 No
CLA1406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA1508 Ancient World: Roman Philosophy 15 No
CLA1515 Ancient Sources: Roman Death 15 No
CLA1002 Roman History: Problems and Sources 30 No
PHL S1 BA Philosophy CH opt 2019-0 [See note d above]
PHL1003 Philosophical Readings 5 15 No
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1008 Philosophical Reading 2 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No
PHL1013 Philosophy of Morality 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

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).

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.

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.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA2005-CLA2006 [See note e above]
CLA2005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA2006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
PHL S2 BA Philosophy CH comp 2019-0 [See note f above]
PHL2010A Philosophy of Mind 1 15 No
PHL2011A The Philosophy of Nature 1 15 No
PHL2012 Social Philosophy 15 No
PHL2015 Body and Mind 15 No
PHL2016 Metaphysics 15 No
PHL2018 Philosophy of Language 15 No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA CS CH opt 2020-1 [See note g above]
CLA2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA2254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA2205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA2002 Roman History: Problems and Sources 30 No
CLA2272 Text and Context: Persuasion in Ancient Greece 15 No
CLA2301 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Tyranny 15 No
CLA2303 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Roman Historical Writing 15 No
CLA2358 Ancient Sources Material Evidence: Building Communities in Archaic Greece 15 No
CLA2359 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Barbarian Societies 15 No
CLA2406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA2508 Ancient World: Roman Philosophy 15 No
CLA2515 Ancient Sources: Roman Death 15 No
PHL S1 BA Philosophy CH opt 2019-0 [See note h above]
PHL1003 Philosophical Readings 5 15 No
PHL1004 Philosophical Problems 1 15 No
PHL1007 Philosophical Reading 1 15 No
PHL1008 Philosophical Reading 2 15 No
PHL1009 Philosophies of Art 15 No
PHL1013 Philosophy of Morality 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

For your year abroad you will agree a suite of modules in your host institution with the College Study Abroad Coordinator. Details of individual modules that may be taken whilst abroad can be found by accessing the partner institution’s factfile at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/abroad/where/ and navigating to the “Course Requirements” section of that factfile where a link to the modules on offer in the partner institution is displayed.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3999 Year Abroad Year Abroad120Yes
Total Credits for Stage 3

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)

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.

Compulsory Modules

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 SF BA CS CH opt 2020-1
CLA3252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA3206 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin V: Epic 30 No
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3059 Classical Language and Texts: Greek V: Imperial Greek Prose 30 No
CLA3007 The Crisis of the Athenian Polis 30 No
CLA3008 The Age of Cicero 30 No
CLA3020 Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World 30 No
CLA3028 Philip II and Alexander the Great of Macedon 30 No
CLA3042 Ancient Literary Criticism 30 No
CLA3045 Thucydides and the Idea of History 30 No
CLA3046 Virgil's Georgic Environment 15 No
CLA3054 Domination and Resistance in Roman Britain 30 No
CLA3056 Ovid and the Erotic Passions 15 No
CLA3113 Art in Greek Society 15 No
CLA3118 The World(s) of Didactic Poetry 30 No
CLA3121 Imperial Bodies: the Classical Body, Self, and Society 30 No
CLA3255 Greek Political Thought 15 No
CLA3257 Living in the Roman World: Society and Culture 30 No
CLA3259 The Ancient Greek Novel 15 No
CLA3260 Tales of the Unexpected: Paradoxography, Fiction and the Culture of Wonder 15 No
CLA3264 Ancient Science and Society 15 No
CLA3267 Dialogues with the Past: Creative Interpretative Project 15 No
CLA3273 Polybios and the Challenge of Change 15 No
CLA3274 The Persians in a Near Eastern Context 30 No
CLA3276 Courage in the Ancient World 15 No
CLA3277 Lost Works and Fragments 15 No
PHL SF BA Philosophy CH opt 2019-0
PHL2010A Philosophy of Mind 1 15 No
PHL2011A The Philosophy of Nature 1 15 No
PHL2012 Social Philosophy 15 No
PHL2015 Body and Mind 15 No
PHL2016 Metaphysics 15 No
PHL2018 Philosophy of Language 15 No
PHL3002 Existentialism 15 No
PHL3013 Virtues and Vices 15 No
PHL3014 Symbolic Logic 15 No
PHL3018 Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology 15 No
PHL3024A Philosophical Readings 3 15 No
PHL3025A Philosophical Readings 4 15 No
PHL3026 Philosophy of Science 15 No
PHL3035 Critical Bioethics 15 No
PHL3038 The Self 15 No
PHL3041 Feminist Philosophy 15 No
PHL3042 Philosophical Anthropology 15 No
PHL3045 Aesthetics 15 No
PHL3051 The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology 15 No
PHL3053 History of Philosophy 15 No
PHL3054 Philosophy of Psychiatry 15 No
PHL3056 The Nature of Normativity 15 No
PHL3061 Philosophy of Law 15 No
PHL3075 Philosophical Readings 6 15 No
PHL3096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
PHL3100 Knowledge and History: Theories of Scientific Change 15 No
PHL3108 Fundamental Ontology 15 No
PHL3110 Philosophy of Emotion 30 No
PHL3111 The Deep Past, History and Humanity 15 No
PHL3112 Ecology, Environment and Conservation 15 No
PHL3113 Practical Ethics 15 No
PHL3114 Aristotle's Ethics 15 No
PHL3115 Introduction to Critical Theory 15 No
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 No
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 No
SPA3001 Debates, Issues and Practices 15 No
THE3185 Incarnation: Topics in Philosophical Theology 30 No
POL3247 Politics of Biology 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 4

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. Advance linguistic competence independently.
41. Adapt to the culture and working practices of a foreign country.

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 40-41 are developed through the language tuition in stages 1 and 2 and in the year abroad.

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.

ILOs 40-41 are assessed through the language modules at stages 1 and 2 and in the Study Abroad module.

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

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.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

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 Study Abroad

19. UCAS Code

QV8M

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

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

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/09/2011

Date of last revision

18/03/2019