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Ancient History and French (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Study ancient history and examine French culture, past and present. You'll spend your third year in a French-speaking country to master French and immerse yourself in a different culture. This will help you prepare for a variety of careers, including translation, the media, museum curation or teaching in the UK or abroad.

Studying the ancient world at Southampton offers you the opportunity to learn in an engaging, supportive and highly successful research environment.

You'll have the choice of a wide range of topics from ancient Egypt to the rise of Islam in the Middle East. You can also explore what happened during the conquests of Alexander the Great and at the end of the Roman Empire.

You'll gain an understanding of the French language in the contexts of history and society. Your year abroad at one of our partner universities will help you broaden your language experience.

On this course, you can:

  • spend your third year immersed in French language and culture as an English language assistant (British Council), studying at a university (Erasmus) or on an approved work placement

  • benefit from leading experts in fields related to the ancient world (including history, archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literatures, philosophy and film)

  • challenge yourself by learning Latin and Ancient Greek

  • spend a semester at a partner university

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 349.96 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.