University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

Ancient History

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Course summary

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Ancient History at Bristol gives you the flexibility to combine core units on Greco-Roman culture and history with more specialised topics. In the first two years you will take core units exploring the history of the ancient Greek and Roman world, the sources of information available for reconstructing it, and the different approaches employed by modern scholars. You will also choose from optional units on a wide range of topics dealing with Roman and Greek society and culture, including literature, philosophy and art. You may also choose to study Latin or Greek. There is the possibility of studying abroad for one semester in the second year. In your third year you will choose units from a range of special subject seminars based on our academics' wide range of research interests. In co-operation with a supervisor you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will also take the Applied Classics unit and plan, market and execute a project aimed at presenting the ancient world to the wider public, with a member of staff acting as adviser.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeV110
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - AAB Standard offer: AAB Contextual offer: BBB Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD Distinctions may be requested in specified units.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Scottish Higher AAABB Standard Higher: AAABB
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Advanced Higher: AB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 31 points 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

European Baccalaureate: 80% overall

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2021/ancient-history/ba-ancient-history/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £20100 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Ancient History at University of Bristol - UCAS