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University of Roehampton

Ancient History extended degree

UCAS Code: V111

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Ancient history

The extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Ancient History at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

This degree in ancient history concentrates on the study of the social, cultural, political, military and religious histories of ancient Greece and Rome, whilst considering their place in the wider world between Europe, Asia and Africa. You will learn about the many different sources and themes, methods and theories of the writing of ancient history and you also have the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Latin.

On this course you can study modules covering a range of ancient history and historiography, go on trips to London’s museums or a study trip abroad, or even choose to spend one term studying at a university overseas.

You will be encouraged to develop your skills as a historian through active participation in all modules. In class sessions, you will have many opportunities to discuss ideas, explore your interpretations and present your own theories, as well as engaging critically with scholarly debates.

You will be supported throughout the course to develop your critical and analytical skills when interpreting ancient evidence and scholarly debates and will also benefit from individual tutorials when preparing written assignments.

Modules

Foundation Year

Take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills.
The syllabus includes a year-long module, Adventures in Humanities, which will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Ancient History. It is taught in weekly three hour sessions and you will attend lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, film screenings and field trips.
Year one

Learn the history and politics of fifth century Athens and of the Roman Empire to gain the context and background required to support you on the course.
Study the writings of ancient adventurers who travelled the seas to North Africa and Asia.
Investigate the archaeology of Roman Britain and ancient pottery, sculpture and paintings.
Option to study ancient Greek or Latin.

Year two

Analyse the works of ancient historians such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus
Study a varied range of topics including the history of the Roman emperors, artifacts in London’s museums, society and religion in late antiquity
There is an option to take our work placement module, allowing you to gain valuable firsthand experience in a workplace that relates to your studies.
Year three

Develop your own area of research interest by writing a dissertation with the support of specialist tutors.
Choose to study emperor Nero and his legacy; trade in ancient Rome; the wars of Romans; and barbarians, violence and law in ancient Greece.
If you want to develop your ability to read original Greek and Latin texts, you can focus on translating and interpreting authors in the original language.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,145
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Ancient history

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Public services and other associate professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Ancient history

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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