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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

To understand the present, you need to discover the past. Our undergraduate Ancient History degree draws on our extensive expertise, allowing you to study not only Greece and Rome, but also Egypt with an option to learn ancient languages, such as Latin, Greek, Egyptian.Delve into the rise and development of ancient civilisations over several millennia from Ancient Egypt, to Classical Greece, Republican and Imperial Rome, and Late Antiquity. Our focus on understanding ancient civilisations will include studying primary sources, both the Classical, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian texts that have survived to the modern day, and the monuments and objects of those civilisations.The Ancient History course offers you the opportunity to study a diverse range of periods, countries and cultures to suit your interests. You will explore ancient cultures in a supportive academic environment where you will have access to an exceptional range of expertise and resources. In your second year, with financial support from the University, you can undertake a unique two-week Study Tour where you will develop a research project and travel with fellow students to countries such as Italy and Greece.**Why study this course?****Impressive Employability** - 91% of students in work or further study within 15 months (Graduate outcomes survey) **Breadth of expertise** – While many Ancient History courses focus exclusively on Greece and Rome, at the University of Birmingham we offer you Greece and Rome alongside Egypt. You will have the opportunity to study a diverse range of periods, countries and cultures, to suit your interests. **Excellent study experience** – 100% of our students said the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well, whilst 85% said the course challenged them to complete their best work (NSS 2020).**Study tour** – Our unique two-week Study Tour gives you the opportunity to plan and undertake travel to countries such as Italy and Greece to visit sites, monuments and museums of interest to you.**Exceptional learning resources** – You will have access to a range of learning resources including the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Museum and the Eton Myers Collection.**Highly rated department** – Times Higher Education ranked the Department in the Top 5 in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 25 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    152 80%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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