251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
101-125 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Ancient History and Latin

Studying an Ancient History and Latin degree enables you to combine an exploration of distant civilisations with a structured study of the rich Latin language, from an introductory level through to advanced. Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued 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 entry level Latin language combined with the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman 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 selection of first year modules has 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 more advanced Latin language modules, a study trip or field project focusing on a specific region, and the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children. Summer months give the chance to teach beginners Latin, Greek and Hieroglyphs to members of the local community, while 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-ahistlatin-vq16/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-21
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,SwanseaUnited Kingdom
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-20
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,SwanseaUnited Kingdom