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Studying an Ancient History and History degree enables you to explore distant civilisations which remain influential today alongside more contemporary historical disciplines, considering subjects such as history and memory of war and conflict, public history and heritage, and modern British social history.
Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
This subject area at Swansea University ranked in the Top 30 (REF 2014) and has 93% Student Satisfaction (NSS 2017) for History. Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the NSS 2017 and Top10 Research Quality (The Complete University Guide 2019). Some 94% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.
An interdisciplinary approach means you engage with a range of historic cultures spanning over two millennia across Britain, the European continent and the Mediterranean world.
Your initial studies will focus on the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world, in addition to modern histories of Britain and Europe. Whether your passion lies in Greek history and society, Rome’s transformation from village to Empire, or the history of religion, health and medicine, our extensive first year modules have it covered. This range gives you scope to learn, discover and refine your interests.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your interests as you progress.
The second year gives you a chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by a ‘special subject’ module focusing on one topic and culminating in an independent final year dissertation. You can also take part in the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children, and develop teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.
Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats. Assessment is conducted through seminars, tutorials and group presentations, as well as independent study.
Teaching at Swansea is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars.
Our graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.
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You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.
This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work.
We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 21 credits
M: 24 credits
|Access to Humanities Course|
We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.
If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B + BB at A-Level|