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Ancient History with Year Abroad (BA)

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

About this course

Follow your interests in ancient history and gain specialist knowledge in your chosen areas of study. We offer you an engaging, supportive and successful research environment to study in. You'll learn about the ancient world and explore the foundations of how we live today. You'll spend a year abroad to experience another culture and gain new perspectives.

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

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.

You'll spend your third year at a 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 (including history, archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literatures, philosophy and film)

  • carry out archaeological fieldwork and take part in study tours

  • develop your research and dissertation skills

  • learn Latin and Ancient Greek

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 320.28 KB).

Location and awarding body

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