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Ancient History (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Learn about the ancient world and find ways to understand the foundations of how we live today. You'll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen areas of study and learn in an engaging and supportive research environment. You can also choose to spend time at a university abroad.

On this UK ancient history degree you'll study the ancient world in depth and we will help you to develop your career interests and discover ancient history degree jobs.

Ancient history is an interdisciplinary field, so you can study topics that you’re already passionate about, or choose to try something new.

Our wide range of topics cover 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.

Why study ancient history with us:

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

  • gain experience of archaeological fieldwork and take part in study tours

  • develop your research and dissertation skills

  • challenge yourself by learning Latin

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

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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