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Classics and Archaeology
Bachelor of Ancient History and History
Bachelor of Ancient History and History

Bachelor of Ancient History and History

  • ID:UN440008
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£93,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in each element) or
  • PTE 76 (with a minimum of 65 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 100 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) 

Course Information

Are you fascinated by all periods of history? On this course, you will encounter an incredibly broad sweep of events including political, cultural and social change from ancient Greece and Rome to the present. Topics cover politics, empire, gender, slavery, warfare, religion, art and science. You will learn to connect approaches to these themes across the ancient, medieval and modern periods.

You will undertake detailed studies of primary source material, including written texts and material artefacts. The course will help you develop perspectives and skills in historical enquiry and critical analysis. You will also discover the challenges and rewards of taking a broader view of the classical world, together with wider historical perspectives. The module combinations on offer allow you to take your studies beyond Europe, to regions including North Africa and Asia.

As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but you may choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation. 

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Modules

Year 1

Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. This means that we will build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two.

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Compulsory core modules (60 credits) – in Ancient History you will have an integrated introduction to the culture and history of Greece and Rome. In History, you will focus on history as a discipline, developing the skills required for researching, writing and debating
  • Ancient History and History optional modules (60 credits) – spanning the ancient to the contemporary world. 40 credits may be used to start or continue to learn Ancient Greek or Latin

You’ll have at least 12 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification.

Core modules

  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World
  • Learning History

History optional modules

  • The Contemporary World since 1945
  • The Contemporary World Since 1945 (Part 2)
  • Roads to Modernity: An Introduction to Modern History 1750-1945
  • Making of Modern Asia
  • Making the Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • From Reformation to Revolution: An Introduction to Early Modern Europe c.1500-1800

Ancient History optional modules

  • Interpreting Ancient History
  • Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Beginners' Greek: 1
  • Beginners' Greek: 2
  • Beginners' Latin: 1
  • Beginners' Latin: 2
  • Greek Texts: 1
  • Greek Texts: 2
  • Latin Texts: 1
  • Latin Texts: 2

Year 2

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

  • Ancient History optional modules (60 credits) – you will normally take the Extended Source Study module, which prepares you for year three dissertation work. Most students also choose to take either the Studying Classical Scholarship or the Independent Second Year Project module. You may also choose to begin or continue learning Latin or ancient Greek
  • History optional modules (60 credits) – choices range from medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary history, dealing with particular countries or regions from around the world. There are no pre-requisites

You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year two, which counts 33% towards your final degree classification.

Ancient History optional modules
Choose 60 credits from a range, which may include:

  • Communicating the Past
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Religion and the Romans
  • Oedipus Through the Ages
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The World of the Etruscans
  • Writing History in Ancient Rome
  • Extended Source Study
  • Studying Classical Scholarship
  • Beginners Greek for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Beginners Latin for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Intermediate Greek: 1
  • Intermediate Greek: 2
  • Intermediate Latin: 1
  • Intermediate Latin: 2
  • Greek Texts: 3
  • Greek Texts: 4
  • Latin Texts: 3
  • Latin Texts: 4

History optional modules by region
Choose 60 credits from a range, which may include:

International 

  • Environmental History: Nature and the Western World, 1800-2000

Great Britain

  • Cultural Histories of Urban Modernity, 1840-1900
  • British Foreign Policy and the Origins of the World Wars, 1895-1939
  • Consumers & Citizens: Society & Culture in 18th Century England
  • The Second World War and Social Change in Britain, 1939-1951: Went The Day Well?
  • Sex, Lies and Gossip? Women of Medieval England
  • A Tale of Seven Kingdoms: Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age England from Bede to Alfred the Great
  • Kingship in Crisis: Politics, People and Power in Late-medieval England
  • The Victorians: Life, Thought and Culture
  • Poverty, Disease and Disability: Britain, 1795-1930

Europe

  • The Venetian Republic, 1450-1575
  • Central European History: From Revolution to War, 1848-1914
  • De-industrialisation: A Social and Cultural History, c.1970-1990
  • Heroes and Villains in the Middle Ages
  • The stranger next door: Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages
  • International History of the Middle East and North Africa 1918-1995
  • Germany and Europe in the Short 20th Century, 1918-1990
  • Sexuality in Early Medieval Europe
  • European Fascisms, 1900-1945
  • 'Slaves of the Devil' and Other Witches: A History of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
  • Travel and Adventure in the Medieval World

Asia

  • From the Tsar to the Emperor: Russia in the Early Modern Period 1547–1725
  • Soviet State and Society
  • The Tokugawa World: 1600-1868
  • The Rise of Modern China

The British Empire

  • From East India Company to West India Failure: The First British Empire
  • The British Empire from Emancipation to the Boer War
  • Liberating Africa: Decolonisation, Development and the Cold War, 1919-1994
  • Imagining 'Britain': Decolonising Tolkien et al
  • Rule and resistance in colonial India, c.1757-1857

Year 3

You will take 120 credits of modules split as follows:

Scenario 1

You can either take a 40-credit History Special Subject, and a History dissertation, with the remaining 40 credits in Ancient History.

OR

Scenario 2

You can take the 40-credit History Special Subject and a 20 credit history option, and 60 credits in Ancient History which can include a dissertation in Ancient History.

In either scenario, your dissertation can combine History and Ancient History.

You’ll have at least eight hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You must pass year three, which counts 67% towards your final degree classification.

Core
Dissertation in History
Or

Dissertation in Ancient History
History Special Subject areas

  • Culture, Society and Politics in 20th Century Russia
  • Victorians in Italy: Travelling South in the Nineteenth Century
  • The History of a Relation: Jews in Modern Europe
  • Samurai Revolution: Reinventing Japan, 1853–78
  • The Black Death
  • Faith and Fire: Popular Religion in Late Medieval England
  • After the Golden Age: The West in the 1970s & 1980s
  • British Culture in the Age of Mass Production, 1920-1950
  • Life During Wartime: Crisis, Decline and Transformation in 1970s America
  • Imperial Eyes: the Body in Enlightenment Thought, c.1730-1830
  • Overseas Exploration, European Diplomacy, and the Rise of Tudor England
  • Alternatives to War: Articulating Peace since 1815
  • A Green and (un) Pleasant Land? Society, Culture and the Evolution of the British Countryside
  • The past that won't go away: the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
  • From Revelation to ISIS: Apocalyptic Thought from the 1st to 21st Century
  • Plague, Fire and the Reimagining of the Capital 1600-1720: The Making of Modern London
  • Transnationalising Italy: A History of Modern Italy in a Transnational Perspective

Ancient History optional modules

  • Beginners Greek for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Beginners Latin for second and third years: 1 and 2
  • Advanced Greek: 1
  • Advanced Latin: 1
  • Greek Texts: 5
  • Latin Texts: 5
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • Writing History in Ancient Rome
  • Religion and the Romans
  • Augustus
  • Jason and the Golden Fleece
  • Greek Work, Class and the Economy: Good and Bad Strife
  • From Petra to Palmyra: Art and Culture in the Roman Near East
  • Advanced Greek: 2
  • Advanced Latin: 2
  • Greek Texts: 6
  • Latin Texts: 6
  • The World of the Etruscans
  • Britain in the Later Roman Empire (c. 250-450)
  • The Silk Road: Cultural Interactions and Perceptions
  • Oedipus Through the Ages

History optional modules by region

  • Great Britain
  • Britain on Film
  • Artistic Licence: Social Satire and Political Caricature in Britain, c1780-c1850
  • Henry VIII: Monarchy, Power and Religion in England, 1509-1547
  • The Rise and Fall of Thatcherism, 1975-1992
  • The Celtic Fringe: Scotland and Ireland, c.1066-1603
  • Crime and Punishment in England
  • The 1960's: A Decade of Change?
  • Philosophies of the Revolution: Anti-Imperialism and British Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

Europe

  • 'Slaves of the Devil' and Other Witches: A History of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
  • The Rise (and Demise?) of Capitalism
  • Italy at War, 1935-45
  • Napoleonic Europe and its Aftermath, 1799-1848
  • Peoples, Places, Races and Monsters: the Known and the Unknown in High-Medieval Travel
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

With a flexible combination of skills, history graduates pursue a wide variety of careers, including:

  • education
  • law
  • research
  • accountancy
  • marketing and public relations
  • journalism
  • information management
  • retail

There is no dominant role or sector that history graduates enter; it really is very evenly spread.

Typical employers include national and local government, marketing agencies, banks and accountancy firms, management consultancies, law firms, schools, higher education institutions, television and radio broadcasters and retailers.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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