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Ancient History/History

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

Program description

Ancient History/History

The BA in Ancient History and History offers courses ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to the modern world, and over a wide geographical area, including Britain, Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia.

Many students find joint honours degrees both stimulating and rewarding as they observe similarities and differences between the two subjects.  Often there are complementary issues and perspectives and skills that link the subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research.

The programme offers a balance between modules covering specific historical periods and those that examine broad social and cultural topics, such as warfare, politics, gender, slavery, kingship, religion, art, medicine and science.

It aims to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural structures of past societies, and to cultivate the skills of the historian, namely, the ability to assess evidence critically, to evaluate different interpretations of the evidence, to construct arguments on the basis of evidence, and to express opinions cogently in speech and in writing.

We deliver a degree which offers a challenging and diverse programme of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships within the School.

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Admission requirements

ABB-BBB. Please note Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year One

Core Modules

  • History in Practice Part 1: Questions, Frameworks and Audiences.
  • Investigating the Ancient World: Skills and Evidence

Optional Modules

  • Voices of the Past: the Hidden History of the Ancient World
  • Medieval Queenship
  • If These Finds Could Talk: The Archaeology of Objects
  • Migration and the Making of Multicultural Britain
  • A World Full of Gods
  • Projecting the Past: Film, Media and Heritage
  • The Making of The Modern World, 1750-1970
  • Making Global Histories: Asia and the West
  • Inventing a Nation: Politics, Culture and Heritage
  • Medieval Worlds, AD 500 -1500
  • Renaissance, Reformation and Revolution
  • The Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies: Egypt, Greece and Rome
  • The Archaeology of Britain: Prehistory to Present
  • The Ancient World in 20 Objects
  • Introduction to Ancient History 1: Gods, Kings and Citizens, 1000-323 BCE
  • Introduction to Ancient History 2: Empires East and West, 323 BCE to 680 CE
  • Reading Latin1
  • Reading Latin 2
  • Reading Greek 1
  • Reading Greek 2

Year Two

Optional Modules

  • Now and Next: From Academia to Employment (30 Credits)
  • Now and Next: From Academia to Employment (20 Credits)
  • Approaches to History
  • Exploring Historical Debate
  • Entangled Histories: Wales and the wider World,1714-1858
  • Hanes wedi ei Gyd-Weu: Cymru a’r Byd, 1714–1858
  • War, Peace and Diplomacy, c.900-c.1250
  • Heresy and Dissent, 1000-1450
  • Poverty and Relief in Medieval Europe
  • Reformation and Revolution: Stuart Britain, 1603-1714
  • From Dreyfus to the National Front: France, 1898-2012
  • A Great Leap Forward China Transformed, 1840-present
  • Europe between the two World Wars
  • The American Revolution
  • From King Coal to Cool Cymru: Society and Culture in Wales, 1939-2000
  • Diwydiannaeth, Radicaliaeth a'r Bobl Gyffredin yng Nghymru a Phrydain mewn Oes Chwyldro, c.1789-1880
  • Urban Visions, Rural Dreams: City and Country in Britain and the United States, 1850-2000
  • India and The Raj, 1857-1947
  • The Search for an Asian Modern: Japanese History from 1800 to the Post-War Era
  • Martyrs and Collaborators: Catholicism behind the Iron Curtain
  • Europe, East and West, 1945-1995
  • The Soviet Century: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-1991
  • Making Empires: Britain and the World, 1541-1714
  • Art and Archaeology of Classical Greece
  • Spatial Technologies and Geographical Information Systems
  • Reading Latin 2
  • Reading Greek 2
  • Roman Imperial History, 31BC- AD138
  • The Later Roman Empire, AD284-480
  • Tyrants, Kings and Democrats: the Rise of Classical Greece
  • Greek and Roman Medicine
  • Assyria: Life and Thought in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Drama in Context: Ancient Greek Theatre, Politics and Society
  • The World of Cleopatra
  • Rebelling Against Rome: Local Identity and Resistance across the Roman Empire
  • Religion in Rome and Italy
  • Byzantium: the Golden Age, AD 842-1056
  • Reading Latin 1
  • Reading Greek I
  • Death and Burial in the Roman World
  • Independent 2nd Year Study
  • Pots, Poems and Pictures: Using Evidence for Ancient History
  • At Home with the Romans: Domestic Space and Society
  • Greek Warfare
  • Life in Ancient Rome
  • History and Religion of Ancient Israel

Year Three

Optional Modules

  • Dissertation
  • The World of the Anglo-Saxons, c.500-c.1087
  • Sexuality and the Social Order in Medieval Europe
  • The Military Orders, 1100-1320
  • Kingship: Image and Power, c.1000-1399
  • Deviants, Rebels and Witches in Early Modern Britain and Ireland
  • From Bismarck to Goebbels: Biography and Modern German History, 1870-1945
  • Germany's New Order in Europe, 1933-1945
  • Conflict, Coercion and Mass Mobilisation in Republican China 1911-1945
  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in France
  • Race, Sex and Empire: Britain and India, 1765-1929
  • Wales, the English reform movement and the French Revolution of 1789
  • Glimpses of the Unfamiliar: Travellers to Japan from 1860 to the Post-War Era
  • Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918
  • Class, Protest and Politics: South Wales, 1918-39
  • Health and Medicine in Early Modern Britain
  • Violence and Ideology in Inter-War Soviet Russia
  • Czechoslovakia: The View from Central Europe
  • From Hernando de Soto to the Seven Years' War: Accommodation, Violence and Networks in Native American History
  • The Dangerous City? Urban Society and Culture, 1800-1914
  • The Arts in War and Peace: Culture and Politics in Britain, c.1930-1960
  • Art and Archaeology of Classical Greece
  • Spatial Technologies and Geographical Information Systems
  • Reading Latin 2
  • Reading Greek 2
  • Roman Imperial History, 31BC- AD138
  • The Later Roman Empire, AD284-480
  • Tyrants, Kings and Democrats: the Rise of Classical Greece
  • Greek and Roman Medicine
  • Assyria: Life and Thought in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Drama in Context: Ancient Greek Theatre, Politics and Society
  • The World of Cleopatra
  • Rebelling Against Rome: Local Identity and Resistance across the Roman Empire
  • Religion in Rome and Italy
  • Byzantium: the Golden Age, AD 842-1056
  • Reading Latin 1
  • Reading Greek I
  • Death and Burial in the Roman World
  • Researching the Ancient World: Final Year Dissertation
  • At Home with the Romans: Domestic Space and Society
  • Greek Warfare
  • Life in Ancient Rome
  • The War Against the Jews: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish Experience
  • History and Religion of Ancient Israel

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £9,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £17,700

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will develop a range of discipline-specific skills that employers also value. You will learn to assess critically a body of knowledge, to develop hypotheses, test them against qualitative and quantitative evidence, and present conclusions both in writing and orally. They learn to work both independently and as part of a team. The acquisition of skills and of intellectual understanding generally is progressive. As you progress through your degree we will raise our expectations of the depth and breadth of your studies.

You will acquire and develop a range of essential transferable and discipline-specific skills, including:

  • Intellectual skills - such as critical thinking, reasoning, assimilating and summarising complex information and ideas, analysing and evaluating evidence, critiquing interpretations or arguments, coping with uncertainty or incomplete data, constructing arguments based on evidence, and presenting them effectively in writing and in debate
  • Employability skills - such as effective communication through written reports and oral presentations, contributing to group discussions, working independently and in teams, using IT resources effectively, and time management
  • Enterprise skills - such as creativity (practised especially in the Independent Study project), problem-solving, initiative, and independent thinking
  • Research skills - (developed especially in the Independent Study and Dissertation): defining a project, formulating research questions, locating relevant information, and presenting the results in an oral presentation and an extended written report
  • Discipline-specific skills - analysing historical problems, locating and using appropriate evidence and bibliographic resources, handling literary and archaeological material, analysing images, reading inscriptions, papyri and coins, and understanding the scholarly conventions used in relation to these types of evidence
  • Language skills - the programme offers an opportunity for students to study Latin and Greek at beginner’s and intermediate level, and to read texts in the original languages.

Career opportunities

Career Prospects

In 2015/16, 94% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help students identify their skills and attributes. History graduates find work in a wide range of related and non-related professional employment. Some choose to undertake postgraduate study at Cardiff or elsewhere, and some have become internationally reputed historians.

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