About this course
Study abroad for a year to explore another culture. Learn about the ancient world and understand the foundations of how we live today. You'll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen areas of study. You'll learn in an engaging and supportive research environment. Research and archiving skills will prepare you for further study, or for a wide choice of careers. These include heritage management and archaeological research.
You'll have the choice of a wide range of historical topics, from Ancient Egypt to the rise of Islam in the Middle East. You can also learn what happened during the conquests of Alexander the Great and at the end of the Roman Empire.
The complementary subject of archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains. These include buildings, monuments, artefacts, biological remains, written sources and landscape.
On this course you can:
spend your third year at a partner university in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia
learn from experts in the ancient world (including history, archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literatures, philosophy and film)
use cutting-edge technology to discover and map new sites, or develop archival research skills
do at least 3 weeks of field work as part of an active research project, including excavating archaeological sites or collecting archaeological material from ploughed fields
challenge yourself by learning Latin and Ancient Greek
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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