University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Ancient History and History

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This degree allows you to study history from the ancient world right up to the 20th century. You’ll have the chance to study the civilisations of ancient Greece, Rome and Persia as well as more recent history across the globe. A combination of core modules will give you a good grounding in different types of historical research methods, archaeology, literary analysis and life in ancient Greek and Roman society. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that covers everything from Pompeii to the Tudors, the history of Britain, modern Chinese history or black politics in the US to the present day. You’ll even have the chance to begin or continue with Latin or Ancient Greek throughout your degree. This degree allows you to combine the skills of the classicist and the historian to pursue your interests across periods and cultures.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level AAB including A in History
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements for History. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Scottish Higher AB in Advanced Highers including A in History and AABBB in Highers, or A in History in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in History at Higher Level
Extended Project Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in History and grade A in the EPQ.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in History
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 including D3 in History

European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in History


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any component

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

See alternative English Language qualifications we accept

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/projectleeds/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Ancient History and History at University of Leeds - UCAS