The four-year BA Ancient and Medieval History with a Year of Study Abroad enables you to combine the study of Ancient and Medieval history at Cardiff University with the opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience by studying for a year at a partner institution abroad. Ancient and Medieval History at Cardiff University is concerned with the European and Mediterranean worlds from the Aegean Bronze Age to the end of the Middle Ages. It aims to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural structures of Greek, Roman and medieval societies, which were significantly different from modern industrialised societies, but have exercised a profound and continuing influence on the subsequent development of European societies and cultures and many others. The degree will provide you with the opportunity to study two historical fields which are often pursued in isolation from one another, but where continuities and changes can profitably be explored. Ancient and Medieval History offers a balance between modules covering specific historical periods and thematic modules that examine broad social and cultural topics, such as warfare, politics, gender, slavery, kingship, religion, art, medicine and science. This degree is designed to cultivate the skills of the historian, namely, the ability to assess evidence critically, to evaluate different interpretations of the evidence, to construct arguments on the basis of evidence, and to express opinions cogently in speech and in writing. The year of study abroad introduces novel academic study opportunities and will also provide you with the life skills to compete in an increasingly global workforce, such as cultural adaptability, resilience and independence. Distinctive features •You will gain invaluable cross-cultural experience by spending a year studying abroad in a partner institution in Europe, the USA or Canada. •The year of study abroad introduces novel academic study opportunities and will also provide you with the life skills to compete in an increasingly global workforce, such as cultural adaptability, resilience and independence. •The course provides the training necessary for those who wish to study Ancient or Medieval History at postgraduate level, and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for other professions.