About this course
This degree will take you on a journey through the ancient world. While studying the past, you’ll tackle timeless philosophical questions such as: Is there a god? What is morality? Can there be objective facts? By combining ancient history and philosophy, you’ll gain an authoritative overview of the history of modern thought, starting with the works of Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Socrates.
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. On BA Ancient History and Philosophy you can:
learn from experts in the ancient history of eastern and western philosophy (including history, archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literature, and film)
explore philosophical questions such as ethics, reason, responsibility and the nature of reality
study issues such as the duties of affluent people towards those living in poverty
learn Latin and Ancient Greek
spend a semester at a university abroad in Europe, the USA, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia
You’ll learn transferable skills that will prove valuable to further study or a variety of careers.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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