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Ancient History and History BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course enables you to study the classical world alongside modern history. Ancient History gives you an understanding of the cultures and societies of the Greek and Roman worlds, a period spanning from 2000 BC to around 600 AD, while modern history focuses on the era from the Crusades to the 1960s.

Career

This combination of subjects will provide you with a range of transferable skills. Historians must analyse a wide variety of sources to produce reasoned conclusions, and this helps develop clear thinking, written and oral communication skills, time management, adaptability, independence, and the ability to understand different cultures.

Additionally, if you choose to study abroad you will develop further desirable skills such as independence, knowledge of different cultures, international communication skills and adaptability.

Our previous graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers, including work in accountancy and banking, the government and the civil service, law, heritage and museums, teaching, publishing, public sector management, libraries and archives, and media research and production. Past employers include GCHQ, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the University of Oxford, the British Museum, the NHS, the Environment Agency and Sotheby's.

Alternatively, you can choose to further develop your research skills by moving on to postgraduate studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 24 5

    23rd out of 90 32

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 59%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    12th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    10th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    119 61%

    41st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    5th

    59
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    67th

    9

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