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Course summary

Are you fascinated by all periods of history? On this course, you will encounter an incredibly broad sweep of events including political, cultural and social change from ancient Greece and Rome to the present. Topics cover politics, empire, gender, slavery, warfare, religion, art and science. You will learn to connect approaches to these themes across the ancient, medieval and modern periods. You will:

  • develop perspectives and skills in historical enquiry and critical analysis
  • study primary source material in detail, including written texts and material artefacts
  • discover the challenges and rewards of taking a broader view of the classical world, together with wider historical perspectives.
The module combinations on offer allow you to take your studies beyond Europe, to regions including North Africa and Asia. As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but you may choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation.


Our year-one core modules are designed as an introduction. We will 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, in Ancient History, you will have an integrated introduction to the culture and history of Greece and Rome. In History, you will focus on history as a discipline, developing the skills required for researching, writing and debating. You will be able to choose 60 credits of ancient history and history modules spanning the ancient to the contemporary world. 40 credits may be used to start or continue to learn Ancient Greek or Latin. In year two, you will have 60 credits of optional Ancient History modules; the 'Extended Source Study' module prepares you for year three dissertation work. Most students also choose to take the 'Studying Classical Scholarship' module. You may also choose to begin or continue learning Latin or ancient Greek. You will also choose 60 credits of history modules - choices range from medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary history, dealing with particular countries or regions from around the world. In your final year, you will choose from two scenarios. In scenario 1, you can either take a 40-credit History Special Subject, and a History dissertation, with the remaining 40 credits in Ancient History. In scenario 2, You can take the 40-credit History Special Subject and a 20 credit history option, and 60 credits in Ancient History which can include a dissertation in Ancient History. In either scenario, your dissertation can combine History and Ancient History.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 77% overall including 8.5 in History,

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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 and History at University of Nottingham - UCAS