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Hi, I've been looking at uni courses and I'm not sure between Classics/Classical Civilisations and Ancient History.

Firstly I'd love if someone could give me some advice on the differences or just in general about the courses that help me make my mind up. I'm also interested in future job prospects. I don't know exactly what I want to do, but I've thought about practicing law or becoming a secondary school history teacher (I think that's the right one, I'm in a three-tier system so I don't know, but for older students, not very little kids).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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(Original post by sammagnus2016)
Hi, I've been looking at uni courses and I'm not sure between Classics/Classical Civilisations and Ancient History.

Firstly I'd love if someone could give me some advice on the differences or just in general about the courses that help me make my mind up. I'm also interested in future job prospects. I don't know exactly what I want to do, but I've thought about practicing law or becoming a secondary school history teacher (I think that's the right one, I'm in a three-tier system so I don't know, but for older students, not very little kids).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Why dont you just compare the course content for both?

History is history.

Classics will be History, Literature and almost certainly Greek and Latin.


It will make no difference for law.
I imagine classics offers more scope for teacher as you could teach Latin (rare) plus maybe even go across to literature if needed.
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From what i am aware, Ancient History seems to focus purely on events, with the oppertunity to study Latin, Greek and sometimes Archeology.
Classical Studies also places alot of emphesis on literature and art, so will place focus on the works of Homer, Ovid and Virgil. It really comes down to whether you prefer to focus mainly on the history, or whether you can appreciate the impact of Art and Literature to the Ancient World.
I hope you find this somewhat helpful, i am hoping to study Ancient History in September, and i too had to research the difference after doing Classical Civilisations at A-level
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From what i am aware, Ancient History seems to focus purely on events, with the oppertunity to study Latin, Greek and sometimes Archeology.
Classical Studies also places alot of emphesis on literature and art, so will place focus on the works of Homer, Ovid and Virgil. It really comes down to whether you prefer to focus mainly on the history, or whether you can appreciate the impact of Art and Literature to the Ancient World.
I hope you find this somewhat helpful, i am hoping to study Ancient History in September, and i too had to research the difference after doing Classical Civilisations at A-level
Thanks, it's also great to know that I'm not the only one who wasn't sure
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