On our Ancient History BA degree you can explore a huge range of diverse periods, countries and cultures. You can study topics to suit your interests - from earliest Greece to Rome and beyond, and right up to the influence of Classics on modern history and current affairs. Our course also covers a vast geographical area, from Roman Britain to the Black Sea, Persia, Egypt and North Africa. While you will focus on the historical modules, you will also have the opportunity to learn Latin and/ or Greek and explore study areas in literature, art and philosophy. Key benefits
- One of the largest Classics departments in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece.
- Top five Classics departments in the UK, renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research (QS World Rankings 2018).
- Central location offers collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into our teaching.
- Our course combines focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests.
- You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
- The possibility to transfer to the Classics (Greek & Latin) BA in Year 2, provided that in Year 1 you took Greek & Latin Literature: An Introduction (30 credits) and a Greek or Latin language module (30 credits) in which you did well.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|