251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Ancient History and Politics - Swansea University

Studying the Ancient History and Politics degree enables you to explore both ancient and modern political worlds. You will explore distant civilisations which remain influential today alongside contemporary British and European politics, public policy and political theory. Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. This subject area at Swansea University is ranked in the Top-10 Guardian University Guide 2018 National Student Survey for Ancient History. Politics is ranked Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018), Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018). 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. Initial studies will focus on the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world, in addition to modern histories of Britain and Europe. But whether your passion lies in Greek history and society, Rome’s transformation from village to Empire, or modern International Relations, our extensive selection of first year modules has it covered. This gives you the 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 ‘special subject’ module focusing on one topic and culminating in an independent final year dissertation. You can take part in the ‘Literacy through Latin’ work placement project, teaching Latin to school children, and develop teaching experience 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 around shared subject matter. 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-ahistpol-vl12/ **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.**