The BA in Archaeology and Ancient History is an interdisciplinary programme that combines archaeological and historical approaches to the study of Europe and the Mediterranean from the fourth millennium BC to the eleventh century AD. The main focus of the degree is the Greek and Roman world from the Aegean Bronze Age to the fall of the Roman Empire, but its scope extends from ancient Egypt to post-Roman Britain and the Byzantine Empire. It aims to develop students’ knowledge and critical understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural structures of ancient societies, which were significantly different from modern industrialised societies, but have exercised a profound and continuous influence on the subsequent development of European and many other societies and cultures. The programme offers a balance between modules covering specific historical periods, thematic modules that examine broad social and cultural topics, such as warfare, gender, religion, art and science, and modules that provide training in archaeological skills, methods and techniques. During the summer after the first and second years, you will complete a four-week archaeological fieldwork placement; placements are arranged, approved, funded and assessed by the School. You will benefit from Archaeology & Conservation's facilities including bespoke teaching and research laboratories, dedicated geophysical and surveying equipment and a range of sophisticated equipment for the analysis of artefacts, including a scanning electron microscope. The integrated honours BA Archaeology and Ancient History degree is designed to cultivate the skills of both the historian and the archaeologist, 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. Distinctive features The integrated honours BA Archaeology and Ancient History degree programme provides the training necessary for students who wish to study Ancient History or Archaeology at postgraduate level and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for students who enter other professions.