BA Ancient History and History
UCAS Code: V110
Duration: 3 years, or 4 with a year abroad
Entry Requirements: ABB at A-level, preferably including History, or equivalent
Duration and Mode of Study
Three years full- time, or four years with a year abroad.
The BA Ancient History and History degree enables you to study the classical world alongside the medieval, early modern and modern, and provides you with an understanding of societies and cultures in the past. The degree captures the themes that transcend all ages, such as democracy and empire, and recognises what is constant as well as what changes in the human experience.
In your first year you will be introduced to Greek and Roman History, as well as essential language training in Latin and Greek, which introduce basic features of the languages as well as the types of documentary sources relevant to ancient history. You will also study core modules in medieval, early modern and global history.
In your second year you can begin to tailor your degree towards your own interests. In History, you take three options available from a wide range of modules. You also choose two aspects of Greek and Roman history to study in detail and take a core module focusing in more depth on sources and methods in ancient history. You also have the option study a module on classical and post- classical Latin, which provides you with the opportunity to further develop your language skills.
In your final year you can choose to balance your studies equally between Ancient History and History, or weight your studies in favour of your area of interest. You will write a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice and choose four specialist modules from a wide selection across the two departments.
|First Year Modules|
|Semester One||Semester Two|
|From Renaissance to Enlightenment-
Early Modern Europe, c.1450-1715
|Making of the Modern World, 1500-2000|
|Language Tools for Ancient History and
|Monarchy and Society, AD800-1300|
|Introduction to Roman History||Language Tool for Ancient History
and Archaeology: Greek
|Introduction to Greek History|
|Second Year Modules|
|Second Year History Variety||Second Year History Option|
|Second Year History Variety||Sources and Methods for Ancient History|
|Second Year Ancient History Option||Second Year Ancient History Option|
|Third Year Modules|
|History/ Ancient History Dissertation (Part I)||History/ Ancient History Dissertation (Part II)|
|Choice of two History or Ancient History Options||Choice of two History or Ancient History Options|
For further information about the BA Ancient History and History degree, contact the School of Archaeology and Ancient History