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Ancient History and Philosophy with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
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4 years
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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? Study ancient history and philosophy with year abroad at a partner university in your third year. 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.

BA Ancient History and Philosophy with Year abroad combines the two subjects so that you’ll gain an overview of the history of modern thought. You'll start with the works of Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Socrates and 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.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.