Ancient History and History BA

4.5
2 opinions
  • At the beginning it may be scaring because you know nobody but at the end you don't want to leaveTeachers stimulated us to develop our points of view and not to just study things by books.
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  • Its a good place to study because of the fact that offers a variety of courses and it affords exceptional facilites as well as very accomodating staff. It also organises many workshops for careers perspectives,
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Bachelor's degree

In Leeds

£ 9,250 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Duration

    3 Years

Description

This exciting degree allows you to study history from the ancient world right up to the 20th century. You’ll have the chance to study the civilisations of ancient Greece, Rome and Persia as well as more recent history across the globe.
A combination of core modules will give you a good grounding in different types of historical research methods, archaeology, literary analysis and life in ancient Greek and Roman society. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that covers everything from Pompeii to the Tudors, the history of Britain, modern Chinese history or black politics in the US to the present day. You’ll even have the chance to learn Latin or Greek. This degree allows you to combine the skills of the classicist and the historian to pursue your interests across periods and cultures.
Leeds has plenty of useful resources for History and Ancient History students. The world class Brotherton Library holds a wide variety of manuscript, archive and early printed material in its Special Collections. Our other library resources are also excellent, and the University Library offers a full training programme to help you make the most of them.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Starts

On request

To take into account

A-level: AAB including A in History including A in History and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking Other course specific tests: Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer.

A degree in Ancient History and History crosses disciplines and gives you a wide range of knowledge and skills. You’ll be capable of researching complex topics independently and thinking critically about information from different sources.

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Opinions

4.5
  • At the beginning it may be scaring because you know nobody but at the end you don't want to leaveTeachers stimulated us to develop our points of view and not to just study things by books.
    |
  • Its a good place to study because of the fact that offers a variety of courses and it affords exceptional facilites as well as very accomodating staff. It also organises many workshops for careers perspectives,
    |
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4.6
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Student

5.0
07/07/2018
What I would highlight: At the beginning it may be scaring because you know nobody but at the end you don't want to leaveTeachers stimulated us to develop our points of view and not to just study things by books.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ancient Student

4.0
18/01/2018
What I would highlight: Its a good place to study because of the fact that offers a variety of courses and it affords exceptional facilites as well as very accomodating staff. It also organises many workshops for careers perspectives,
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2018

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 10 years

Subjects

  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Archaeology
  • Ancient History
  • historical
  • Knowledge
  • Concepts
  • Discovery
  • Historiography
  • Foundation
  • Development

Course programme

A joint honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each single honours course, but you’ll take fewer optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.

From your first year, you'll develop your historical skills and knowledge, as well as an understanding of concepts like historiography. You’ll also gain an understanding of the development of Greek and Roman civilisation and literature.

Once you have this firm foundation, you’ll choose from a range of optional modules over the following two years while striking a balance across historical periods. You could study Greek religion, the legacy of Augustus, Persia under the Achaemenids, the Crusades, medicine in the Middle Ages, Victorian England, pre-colonial India, 20th century African history, the fall of the Soviet Union and more.

By the end of your final year, you will have built a wide range of skills across disciplines, allowing you to research topics and think critically about what you find. You’ll apply these to an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your choice.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • The Greek World: an Introduction
  • The Roman World: An Introduction
  • Historiography and Historical Skills
  • Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study
Optional modules
  • Ancient Lives
  • Intermediate Ancient Greek
  • Intermediate Latin
  • Introduction to Classical Archaeology
  • Beginners Ancient Greek
  • Beginners Latin
  • LCS Academic Essentials
Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Evidence and Enquiry in Classics
  • Ancient Empires: Power and Control
Optional modules
  • Homer's Iliad
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Beginners Ancient Greek (Level 2)
  • Beginners Latin (Level 2)
  • Plato's Republic
  • Edge of Empire
Year 3

Optional modules
  • Major Research Project
  • History Dissertation



Ancient History and History BA

£ 9,250 VAT inc.