Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Main Site (Newcastle)
Immerse yourself in studying the history, culture, and politics of the ancient world in all its richness and diversity.
Our wide-ranging and inclusive Ancient History degree focusses upon a period extending from the eighth-century BCE ‘beginnings’ of Greek history. This was a time of widespread mobility, inter-cultural contact and exchange, to the fall of Alexandria in 641 CE.
During your degree you'll explore:
- a broad range of historical questions relating to Greek and Roman history
- their interactions with neighbouring or conquered peoples
The areas covered include:
- the Pillars of Herakles (the Rock of Gibraltar)
- the mountains of the Hindu Kush
- beyond (e.g., Graeco-Roman Egypt, Babylon, or the steppe regions north of the Euxine/Black Sea)
You'll focus upon ideas of power, identity, religion, and culture together with the histories and experiences of historically marginalized groups.
You'll learn how to work with a wide range of evidence, including:
- historical texts
You can also choose to study ancient Greek and Latin language, from Beginners to Advanced level. You'll be learning and working alongside internationally recognised experts. This provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the topics relating to our various areas of expertise.
You'll be taught through a dynamic range of methods and activities, including:
- practical activities
- site visits
- independent study
These activities take place in the classroom, library, field, and the museum.
Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.
You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.
If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year.
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 20,400per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
Choose a qualification
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Access to HE Diploma
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Extended Project
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
A level : ABB
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