Study how civilisations of the ancient world have inspired modern society with the BA Ancient History and History at the University of Southampton. Examine a broad range of empires and cultures across history on this combined BA degree, from the castles in medieval society to the Tudor rebellions and the real Downton Abbey. You can also study literary transformations to gain a deeper understanding of past societies, developing your knowledge of history further. Applying for this BA in Ancient History and History can start building a foundation towards successful careers in teaching, the media, museums and galleries. Ancient History and History at Southampton offers you the opportunity to study global history from the Classical World to the present day, in a research environment containing leading experts in a wide range of fields. You will have the opportunity to study and research to a high level, equipping yourself with specialist knowledge in your chosen areas of study. From ancient Egypt to Minoan civilisation, from the conquests of Alexander the Great to the Roman empire, from Roman Britain to the ancient Americas and the Middle East, from ancient philosophy and the biblical world to the rise of Islam, studying Ancient History at Southampton affords you the chance to study topics about which you are already passionate, or to try something entirely new. The study of ancient languages is optional, but you are strongly encouraged to make the most of the opportunities on offer at Southampton to study Latin and Ancient Greek. Studying History will expand your geographical and chronological range even further. The department contains historical experts in regions ranging from Britain and the rest of Europe to the Americas, Australasia, Asia and Africa. Studying Ancient History and History at Southampton therefore affords its students a chance to grapple with and gain an insight into global perspectives on ancient, medieval and modern History in a highly successful research environment.