The course has a modular structure, whereby students take 12 course units at the rate of 4 whole units per year. At least 7.5 units of Ancient History must be taken over the three years of the degree, three units at year 2 level, and three at year 3 level.
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials, depending on the subjects studied. Much of your work will be outside class: reading in the library or via e-learning resources (we have a comprehensive e-learning facility, Moodle). You will also be preparing for seminars and lectures, working on essays, and undertaking group projects and wide-ranging but guided independent study.
In your final year we provide ongoing support for your dissertation work, which usually includes:
Lectures and practical sessions on Dissertation Research Methods e.g. planning your topics, carrying out research, using specialist resources, finding information in print and online, and managing your search results and references. These sessions are run in conjunction with the Library Service and are generally also open to second year students.
Short departmental writing ‘surgeries’, in which academic staff offer general writing support if you experiencing problems and/or those who have specific queries.
Assessment takes place by a flexible combination of essays, projects, examinations, and tests, various methods being employed depending on the nature of the course unit and the intended learning outcomes. In the third-year, students completed a guided and extended piece of independent research, a 10,000 word dissertation, on a historical subject.