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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

  • UCAS code VV41
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

If you are fascinated by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome and keen to develop transferable skills such as critical analysis then this course is for you.

Taught by a variety of internationally recognised experts, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History offers the opportunity to study both the history and the material culture of Greece and Rome in the Classical period (600 BCE to 700 CE). Over three years you will learn about the Classical world from both archaeological and historical and perspectives. Each year you will take core courses that cover both disciplines, looking at both theoretical and practical aspects, and with a compulsory excavation component.

You will build skills and knowledge from day one. In year two, the experience of archaeological method and historical periods will be deepened and widened and you will develop skills in research and concentrate on your individual interests, which will culminate in specialist studies and individual research projects in year three.

There is also the possibility of spending a year abroad, experiencing the profound effect these classical cultures have had on history, culture and politics.

As a student of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History you will be part of our Classics Department, where the quality of research that informs our teaching and a friendly, individual approach which shapes the way we guide our students combine to create an unbeaten academic experience.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Focus on major sites such as Athens and Rome.
  • Combine study of two major disciplines: archaeology and history.
  • Gain experience of interpreting literary, material and visual sources
  • An optional introduction to the languages, Greek and Latin.
  • Excellent skills for a career in heritage or archaeology.

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