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What ideas have transcended the ages? How has antiquity impacted the world today? By studying a range of historical periods, you’ll look at the ways in which the modern and ancient worlds are inextricably linked. The Ancient History and History BA allows you to combine the study of the classical world with medieval and modern history. This course will provide you with an understanding of societies and cultures from a huge variety of historical periods. It will give you the opportunity to engage with themes that transcend all ages, such as democracy and empire, and recognise aspects of the human experience that are constant as well as those that have changed with time. You will discover the societies and cultures of the past, travelling as far back as early Greece and Rome and moving through history to the present day. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in many periods of ancient and modern history through a wide range of option modules, giving you the chance to analyse the themes that re-occur and change throughout history. You will have the opportunity to gain experience with local heritage organisations and schools through Year 3 module placements and our accredited internship programme.
In your first year, you will split your studies equally between ancient history and history, taking core modules in Greek and Roman history and choosing from history modules covering medieval, early modern and global history. In your second year, you will continue to balance your studies equally between the two subjects. You will have more opportunity to shape the course of your degree this year as you will be able to choose option modules from the areas of ancient history and history that interest you the most. You will also take a core module focusing on sources and methods in ancient history. In third year, you can spend it studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years. Please note, a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our website for details. In your final year, you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also choose option modules from a wide selection. For full module details, please see our website.
Assessment is through exams and essays, source analyses, group projects and presentations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass the diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Extended Project||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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