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Course summary

Are you fascinated by the ancient world and want to delve deeper? The pairing of ancient history and archaeology gives depth to your historical investigations. You will study complex societies through their texts, art and architecture. You will also learn archaeological techniques, such as surveying and recording. The course is structured flexibly, allowing you to progress from key skills, theories and methods, to topic specialisation. You can take:

  • a mix of Ancient History and Archaeology modules
  • integrated Ancient History and Archaeology modules
  • Ancient Greek and Latin modules, from beginners' level to advanced
You will also complete 10 days of archaeological fieldwork. You will participate in an approved excavation project, or a related placement, in the UK or overseas. We work closely with the British Geological Survey and the University Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre, and offer artefact-handling sessions and educational projects at the on-campus University Museum. As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects.


You will take 120 credits of modules each year. In year one, you will study two core modules (80 credits) which give an integrated introduction to the culture and history of Greece and Rome and their reception. You will also study core modules in archaeology, focusing on how we discover, excavate and record archaeological sites, and study elements of prehistoric and historic archaeology. There is a requirement for you to complete 10 days of archaeological fieldwork or other professional experience, with funding available to support this. In year two, you will take 40-60 credits of core modules covering the general principles, methods and theories of both subjects. The optional modules are wide ranging across three groups; classical civilisation, archaeology, and integrated. You also may begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language attainment. These modules will be taken in place of other ancient history optional modules. In year three, you will write a dissertation in either Ancient History or Archaeology, or you may combine the two. You will choose 80 credits of optional modules from the integrated module group, or maintaining a mix of ancient history and archaeology modules. As with year two, you may begin or continue to study Ancient Greek or Latin at the appropriate level of prior language attainment. These modules will be taken in place of other classical civilisation modules.

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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 £22600* 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 £22600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Ancient History and Archaeology at University of Nottingham - UCAS