If you have a passion for all things ancient then this is the ideal course for you! You will gain a thorough understanding of the period, important analytical and debating skills, and have an opportunity to visit either Rome or Athens.
If you’re interested in society, politics and debating topical issues then combine your study of History or Politics with A Level English Literature.
Topics you will study:
The politics and society of Athens
The collapse of the late Republic in Rome
The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
The Julio-Claudian Emperors
General entry criteria apply plus GCSE English Language Grade 5 and GCSE History Grade 4 if taken. If GCSE History is not taken, then a Grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE English Literature, will be considered.
Many students progress to teaching after Ancient History degrees. Some past students have gone on to complete a Law conversion year leading to careers in Law, for example becoming a solicitor. Further study after a degree in Ancient History may include Archaeology, Egyptology and Classical studies.