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Ancient History and Archaeology BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Delve into the ancient world through studying a combination of material culture and texts. Combining Archaeology with Ancient History, this degree gives you the ideal mix of practical, critical and intellectual skills to explore and tackle exciting themes and aspects of the past which are relevant today.During your Ancient History and Archaeology BA degree, you will develop an understanding of societies and cultures in the past, with an emphasis on Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the wider ancient world in North Africa and the Near East. You will examine classical texts and material remains in order to understand these peoples and their legacies.Practical experience is a key part of the archaeological part of this degree. You will have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork and field trips and gain skills in recognising past material culture. We have specialist facilities and an outstanding range of equipment for hands-on teaching and research in science-based analytical techniques, including our state-of-the-art human bone laboratory, environmental laboratory, zooarchaeology laboratory, and ceramics laboratory.You will also have the opportunity to gain experience with local heritage organisations, schools and our professional archaeological unit (ULAS) through Year 2 and 3 module placements and our acclaimed accredited internship programme.Our School of Archaeology & Ancient History hosts a world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching in our twin disciplines of Ancient History and Archaeology. We have a long history of making high-impact, world-leading discoveries, of which you could be a part. Our staff work all over the world on research projects – in Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Central Europe, Egypt, North Africa, Sudan, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, South East Asia, China, Australia, the USA, the Caribbean and elsewhere – and we cover all periods, from the earliest humans to the recent past.

Application deadline

15 January

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 33 4

    24th out of 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    102 52%

    21st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    4th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    111 56%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    18th

    15

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