251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Ancient History and Greek

The Ancient History and Greek degree enables you to combine an exploration of distant civilisations which remain influential today, with an equally deep study of Greek language and historic Greek cultures. Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are valued highly by employers. This subject area at Swansea University ranked in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2017). Some 94% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. An interdisciplinary approach means you engage with a range of historic cultures spanning over two millennia across the European continent and the Mediterranean world. Your initial studies will focus on the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world, as well as the transition from Classical antiquity to the Medieval world. Whether your passion lies in Greek history and society, Rome’s transformation from village to Empire, or the roots of Egyptian History, our extensive first year modules have it covered. This range gives you scope to learn, discover and refine your interests. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your interests as you progress. The second year gives you a chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by a study trip or field project focusing on a specific region, and the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children. Further teaching experience can be developed by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership. Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats. Assessment is conducted through seminars, tutorials and group presentations, as well as independent study. Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars. Our graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum. Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/classics-ancient-history-and-egyptology/ba-ancienthistory-greek-vq17/ **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-18
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,SwanseaUnited Kingdom