THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2024/2025

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Year 1 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School of History, Classics and Archaeology- Multiple UG Courses- Level 8

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Courses from School of History, Classics and Archaeology- Multiple UG Courses- Level 8

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
OR

Courses from School of History, Classics and Archaeology- Multiple UG Courses- Level 8

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Courses from School of History, Classics and Archaeology- Multiple UG Courses- Level 8

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
OR

Greek World and Roman World Courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students who are interested in The Greek World 1A need to be aware that there is a lecture clash with Literary Studies 1A and, should they choose The Greek World 1A, they will need to catch up on the missed lecture using the recording and any notes available. This is an exceptional arrangement due to timetabling constraints and not something which is normally permitted or advised. Students are encouraged to consider their options carefully and discuss with their Student Adviser if unsure.
AND

Group B

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Level 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Select exactly 40 credits from Level 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Year 2 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
Entry to Honours:
(1) Students must achieve a pass at 50% or above at the first attempt in Scottish Literature 2A and 2B.
(2) Students must achieve a pass at 50% or above at the first attempt in 40 credits of second-year Classics courses. If Latin or Greek is chosen, a pass at 50% or above at the first attempt in Greek 2A/Greek 2A ex-beginners and Greek 2B; or Latin 2A/Latin 2A ex-beginners and Latin 2B is required.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Greek Language Year 2 Courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students who choose Greek language must take Greek 2B and one of Greek 2A or Greek 2a Ex-Beginners
OR

Latin Language Year 2 Courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students who choose Latin language must take Latin 2B and one of Latin 2A or Latin 2a Ex-Beginners
OR

Classics Year 2 Courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Level 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Select exactly 40 credits from Level 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y
Notes:
Students on this degree programme are not permitted to take Literary Studies 2A or 2B.

Year 3 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
Students must choose at least 40 credits from the Scottish Literature course collections across the two years of Honours study.

Final Assessment: One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

From Third Year:

1. Honours option for Classics.
2. Honours option for Classics.
3. English/Scottish Literature honours 3 option course Semester 1.
4. English/Scottish Literature honours 3 option course Semester 2.
5. English Literature Reading Theory 1 OR Honours option for Classics.
6. English Literature Reading Theory 2 OR Honours option for Classics.

From Fourth Year:

7. Honours option for Classics.
8. Honours option for Classics.
9. English/Scottish Literature honours 4 option course.
10. English/Scottish Literature honours 4 option course OR course from LLC and Divinity Collection.
11. Dissertation for English Literature or Classics.
12. Dissertation for English Literature or Classics.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

Scottish Literature Year 3 Option Courses - Semester 1

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students must choose at least 40 credits from the Scottish Literature course collections across the two years of Honours study.
OR

English Literature Year 3 Option Courses - Semester 1

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

Scottish Literature Year 3 Option Courses - Semester 2

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students must choose at least 40 credits from the Scottish Literature course collections across the two years of Honours study.
OR

English Literature Year 3 Option Courses - Semester 2

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group C

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature in Translation and Beginner Language courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
OR

Greek Honours Courses (including Greek Language A)

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Greek Language (A) is compulsory for and only available to those following the Greek language pathway.
OR

Latin Honours Courses (including Latin Language A)

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Latin Language (A) is compulsory for and only available to those following the Latin language pathway.
AND

Group D

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature in Translation and Beginner Language courses

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Latin Honours Courses (including Latin Language A)

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Latin Language (A) is compulsory for and only available to those following the Latin language pathway.
AND

English Literature_Year 3_Reading Theory

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Greek Honours Courses (including Greek Language A)

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Greek Language (A) is compulsory for and only available to those following the Greek language pathway.

Year 4 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
Final Assessment: One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

From Third Year:

1. Honours option for Classics.
2. Honours option for Classics.
3. English/Scottish Literature honours 3 option course Semester 1.
4. English/Scottish Literature honours 3 option course Semester 2.
5. English Literature Reading Theory 1 OR Honours option for Classics.
6. English Literature Reading Theory 2 OR Honours option for Classics.

From Fourth Year:

7. Honours option for Classics.
8. Honours option for Classics.
9. English/Scottish Literature honours 4 option course.
10. English/Scottish Literature honours 4 option course OR course from LLC and Divinity Collection.
11. Dissertation for English Literature or Classics.
12. Dissertation for English Literature or Classics.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Dissertations for English Literature and Classic Students

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Scottish Literature Year 4 Option Courses - Semester 1

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students must choose at least 40 credits from the Scottish Literature course collections across the two years of Honours study.
AND

Scottish Literature Year 4 Option Courses - Semester 2

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students must choose at least 40 credits from the Scottish Literature course collections across the two years of Honours study.
AND

English Literature Year 4 Option Courses - Semester 1

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND

English Literature Year 4 Option Courses - Semester 2

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND
AND

Group B

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Greek Honours Courses Year 4

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
1. Greek Language (B) MUST be taken if Greek Language (A) was not completed in Year 3, unless exemption has been given by the Head of Classics.
2. Greek Language (B) cannot be taken if Greek Language (A) has already been studied in Year 3.
OR

Latin Honours Courses Year 4

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
1. Latin Language (B) MUST be taken if Latin Language (A) was not completed in Year 3, unless exemption has been given by the Head of Classics.
2. Latin Language (B) cannot be taken if Latin Language (A) has already been studied in Year 3.
OR

Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature in Translation and Beginner Language courses

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
The Greek and Latin language beginners courses at Honours level (GREE10017, GREE10018, GREE10027, GREEa0028; LATI10017, LATI10018, LATI10030, LATI10031) can only be taken if the language has not been studied previously.

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