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Ancient History and Philosophy with Year Abroad (BA)

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

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? In your third year, you’ll study abroad at a partner university. You’ll learn transferable skills that will prepare you for further study or a variety of careers.

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.

By combining ancient history with philosophy, you’ll also gain an overview of the history of modern thought, starting with the works of Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Socrates. You’ll study timeless questions around sex, power and language.

You'll spend your third year at a partner university abroad in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia.

On this course you can:

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

  • study philosophical questions such as ethics, reason, responsibility and the nature of reality

  • learn about issues such as the duties of affluent people towards those living in poverty

  • learn Latin and Ancient Greek

You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly into the course content.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 323.64 KB).

Location and awarding body

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