About the summer school
The third Summer School in Ancient Languages will take place at Swansea University from 23rd July – 5thAugust 2017. There will be intensive courses on Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, as well as Beginners and Post-Beginners Egyptian and Medieval Latin. These courses correspond to one semester of the language at university. Courses are open to all ages 12+. 12-18 year olds are welcome when accompanied by an adult who takes full responsibility for the child.
The courses will be taught on the campus of Swansea University which won the WhichUni gold award for Best University in 2014: we have the Egypt Centre on site, Swansea beach is but a minute’s walk away, a short bus trip will get participants to the city centre with museums (Swansea Museum, Waterfront Museum, Dylan Thomas Centre etc.) and the Marina, and the beautiful Gower peninsula can be reached by bus from the city centre for those interested in exploring its history and nature. With the many historical sites (not just Roman), the National Botanic Gardens, National Trust and Cadw properties all at less than 40 minutes away, we're ideally located for a language-intensive course with plenty of scope for exploring South Wales.
Classics and Ancient History have come third in the National Student Survey from 2013 to 2015, which demonstrates our strong commitment to student experience. We extend this commitment to Summer School students and look forward to meeting you all in July 2017.
Tuition fees only: £180 for one week, £350 for two weeks
B&B accommodation: £330 for one week, £720 for two weeks
(Individual dietary requirements can usually be met without additional cost. Accommodation is provided on campus in ensuite single rooms. Facilities include wi-fi, a gym and swimming pool.)
Excluded from full fees are:
- Lunch: in order to keep accommodation fees low, we have opted to offer only B&B accommodation and dinners. There are shops and cafes/restaurants on and near the campus, so you can easily get food nearby.
- Excursions: there will be additional fees for excursions, but these will be kept to a minimum.
Fees can be paid online by credit or debit card or by cheque. Credit card payments will incur a 1.5% administrative fee.
Please note that a £50 deposit is required to confirm your place on the Summer School. This deposit is non-refundable.
Part bursaries (£100 or £200) will be available. To apply, please fill in the bursary section of the application form. If you are unsuccessful in your bursary application and decide not to attend the Summer School, your £50 deposit will be reimbursed. Please do NOT pay the full fees immediately if you are applying for a bursary, as we will provide you with a bursary code.
We are very grateful for the funding received from the Classical Association, Lognostics, the Gilbert Murray Trust, the Greek Project, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and the College of Arts and Humanities (Swansea University). This funding will be used to provide bursaries for participants. Please see the course fees section of this page for further information.
We reserve the right to cancel certain courses if there is insufficient interest. In that case, whoever has already signed up will receive a full refund and will be notified with as much advance notice as possible.
How to apply
Registration is done online by 7th July 2017. You can pay online by debit or credit card (credit card charges 1.5% of the overall amount so we suggest you pay by debit card where possible). To participants who prefer not to register online, please call Conference Services (01792 602403).
To reserve a place on one of the courses, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £50. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable, unless we have to cancel courses due to a lack of participants.
Please make sure you specify a second option for your course as we cannot guarantee that all courses will run. Trips are refundable up to two days before the date of the trip. Once we have received your application form and deposit, we will send you a letter confirming the receipt of your deposit. You will then be sent an invitation to pay the remainder of the fee by the 7th July 2017.
We will contact you again in June with an information pack which will include all booking confirmation and invoice form with payment infor- mation. If you require further information sooner, please email the Director, Catherine (Catherine.Rozier@swansea.ac.uk).
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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