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Course summary

You will already have a love of history; now you can specialise in the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome. Uncover the significance of historical facts and events – from the transformation of the Roman Empire from polytheism to Christianity, to the the importance of slavery in the ancient world. You will examine:

  • progress and decline
  • labour and leisure
  • revolution and reconciliation
  • ancient gender roles
  • the relationship between elite and non-elite culture
Our expert staff will support you to use a range of resources and techniques in your investigations. These include analytical and communication skills, and the ability to understand, assess, interpret, and present different kinds of evidence. You will take modules integrating history, art, archaeology, literature and culture. You will also see how the ancient world influences popular culture. The study of either Greek or Latin is optional, and you do not need any previous knowledge. Apart from in designated language modules, you will read all texts in translation.


Our first-year core modules are designed as an introduction. Even if you haven’t studied ancient history before, we’ll build everyone's knowledge to the same level, so you can progress through to year two. You will take 120 credits of modules each year. In year one, your core modules will focus on thinking about the nature of ancient history as a discipline and developing the skills required for researching, writing and debating. You will also take 40 credits of optional modules, which may be in ancient history, or in other subjects such as archaeology or history of art. 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. In year two, you will take 'Extended Source Study' and 'Studying Classical Scholarship', to prepare you for third-year dissertation work. Your optional modules also include a selection of topics in Greek and Roman history and civilisation, and the opportunity to continue or start learning Greek or Latin. You’ll have at least 10 hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year two, which counts as 33% towards your final degree classification. In year three, you will take two or three of the core modules available. These may be combined with optional modules, including starting or continuing Greek or Latin. You’ll have at least eight hours of timetabled contact a week through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You must pass year three, which counts as 67% towards your final degree classification.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Ancient History at University of Nottingham - UCAS