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Ancient History and History (BA)

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

About this course

Study global views on ancient, medieval and modern history with this joint honours degree. Learn how ancient civilisations inspired modern society and examine historical empires and cultures. You can also study literary transformations to develop an understanding of past societies.

You'll look at the different ways historians have approached the past, and study different periods in history. You'll cover the development of historical debates, ways of imagining the past, and topics ranging from ancient history to the war on terror.

As part of this degree you can:

  • learn from experts in the ancient world and history (including archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literature, and film)

  • spend time at a university abroad in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia

  • access document collections, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers, and the Parkes archive, one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe

  • learn Latin and Ancient Greek

The course combines lectures with small group seminars. You'll learn how to structure an argument, interrogate and contextualise evidence, and evaluate historical controversies.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 338.99 KB).

Location and awarding body

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