Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Choose from a broad range of themes and periods and use both historical and archaeological evidence in your studies
  • Develop deep theoretical and cultural knowledge sought after by employers in many industries
  • Discover the importance of teamwork, personal research and fieldwork
Our Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies degree takes you on a highly engaging and fascinating adventure through time. From the Bronze Age to the Crusades and beyond, it’s an absorbing three-year journey exploring the archaeology, history, art and religion in the British Isles, continental Europe and the Mediterranean. The course has a multidisciplinary approach to the human past, and is led by expert faculty from two of Winchester’s leading teaching and research departments, Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography and History. You can choose modules from the whole range of modules in Archaeology, Classical Studies and History that cover the Bronze Age to the medieval period, for example: The Greek World (Archaeology), The Glory of Athens and the Shadow of Sparta (Classical Studies), Roman Britain (Archaeology), The Pax Romana (Classical Studies), The Archaeology of Conflict (Archaeology) and Societies at War – England and France, 1189-1529 (History). Although the library is likely to be your main base as a student, you won't need to be a bookworm. You can, for example. take practical classes in Archaeology to learn how sites are located and surveyed, or study human skeletal remains to research the health of past populations In Year 1, you are introduced to the methods and approaches of archaeology, while also developing your knowledge of how documentary sources are used to study the past. Throughout Year 2, you focus on independent learning, choosing from a range of thematic studies such as Food and Drink in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and the Archaeology and Anthropology of Death, as well as period studies covering later prehistory, Classical Greece and Ancient Rome, and the Middle Ages. In Year 3, you will write an 8,000 to 10,000 word study on a topic of your choosing. This is an opportunity to examine primary source material and use both historical and archaeological approaches to address a problem of the archaeological and historical past. In addition, you pick from a range of in-depth courses in including popular modules such as The Celts, Minoans and Myceneans, the Wars of the Roses and Murder in the Ancient City, and in which use both ancient sources and archaeological evidence. Graduates have entered fulfilling archaeological careers in museums, heritage sites and local authorities. However, the programme also provides a wide range of skills that are highly relevant to a number of non-archaeological careers, such as conservation, education and the civil service. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers in all industries, who value their deep theoretical and cultural knowledge.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies at University of Winchester - UCAS