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The University of Southampton
Ancient World Studies

Undergraduate study

The ancient world has profoundly influenced subsequent generations of historians, and studying antiquity offers you a way of understanding the foundations of today’s world.

At Southampton you can study ancient worlds from a range of different perspectives, with modules on the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and the opportunity to study other ancient societies, such as those found in the ancient Americas. You can focus on key historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Augustus and Constantine, or more thematic topics such as imperialism, art and philosophy. You have the opportunity to study classical languages as part of your degree, and to take part in archaeological excavations.

We are passionate about teaching, and our Faculty team provides a supportive and stimulating environment that puts a premium on engagement, discussion and debate.

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