Ancient History at Bristol gives you the flexibility to combine core units on Greco-Roman culture with more specialised topics, such as Ecology and History in the Ancient World, the reception of Greece and Rome and the study of ancient languages. In the first two years you will take core units exploring the ancient Greek and Roman world, the sources of information available and the different approaches employed by modern scholars. You will also choose a number of optional units on ancient language, literature, philosophy, art, and political, social or cultural history. Some of these units may be offered in collaboration with other departments, such as History or Archaeology and Anthropology. There is the possibility of studying abroad for one semester in the second year. In your third year you will choose units from a range of special subject seminars, based on our academics' wide range of research interests. In co-operation with a supervisor, you will also research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.