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Ancient History and Greek BA (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    VQ17

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    35th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    36th

    1 (History)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    123

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.15

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

The Ancient History and Greek degree enables you to combine an exploration of distant civilisations which remain influential today, with an equally deep study of Greek language and historic Greek cultures. Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are valued highly by employers.This subject area at Swansea University ranked in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017). Some 94% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.An interdisciplinary approach means you engage with a range of historic cultures spanning over two millennia across the European continent and the Mediterranean world. Your initial studies will focus on the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world, as well as the transition from Classical antiquity to the Medieval world. Whether your passion lies in Greek history and society, Rome’s transformation from village to Empire, or the roots of Egyptian History, our extensive first year modules have it covered. This range gives you scope to learn, discover and refine your interests.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your interests as you progress.The second year gives you a chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by a study trip or field project focusing on a specific region, and the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children. Further teaching experience can be developed by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats. Assessment is conducted through seminars, tutorials and group presentations, as well as independent study.Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars.Our graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/classics-ancient-history-and-egyptology/ba-ancienthistory-greek-vq17/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Extended Project

Grades / Points

BBB

University information

University Ranking

35th

About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).

Address

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UNITED KINGDOM