Why Ancient Greek and Roman Studies?

A degree in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies prepares you for a wide range of employment possibilities. Because of the emphasis on the acquisition of high-level skills in the critical evaluation of data and the presentation of a reasoned response through the written word, our graduates are very well-equipped to enter the modern workforce,

where analytical skills, adaptability, the ability to assimilate and assess new ideas quickly, and the ability to write coherently are highly prized. Unlike some courses of study, AGRS does not provide you with a set body of information which will soon be out of date but with the ability to master new situations. Consequently,our graduates have found employment in a variety of fields, including the media and entertainment, education, museology, the public service, diplomacy, administration, archives, libraries, business and advertising.

At the same time, for those contemplating a career connected with the arts, the tourist industry, or education, the study of classical civilization clearly offers the kind of background needed in these fields. Some AGRSs graduates now teach in universities, art schools, or secondary schools. Public galleries and museums employ curators, conservators, administrators and librarians trained in these disciplines. Art dealers and auction houses also rely on the expertise of our graduates. Other graduates have become art and film critics, journalists and arts writers, field archaeologists and cultural resource mangers. Increasingly, the burgeoning tourist industry - now increasingly a culture-oriented industry - is looking for people with a critical understanding of the arts.

The study of classical languages, civilization and culture is enriching and rewarding in its own right. It enhances the understanding of our own and other cultures. Some combine it with study or work in disciplines such as Law, Medicine or Architecture because it complements technical training with a good liberal arts background. People from all walks and stages of life have studied classical civilization in order to broaden their knowledge of a particular period or culture, to enrich their travel, or simply out of intellectual curiosity.

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