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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Ancient History (BA)

This degree is designed for those who have a passion for ancient Greek and/or Roman cultures and societies and would like to expand their knowledge of the ancient world-spanning political, military, and social history.

The Ancient History scheme allows you to study a wide range of topics covering not only fascinating figures like Alexander the Great but also basic aspects of everyday life, such as bathing, dining, performing religious rituals, warfare and the economy.

In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, we offer specialised modules on all aspects of Graeco-Roman history so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.

Options are also available to study select modules in the wider Faculty of Humanities, for example in ancient Egyptian culture and history, ancient Chinese History, Bronze Age archaeology or Celtic Civilisations. All students have the opportunity to pursue their, interests and conduct their own research in the second-year independent project and the third-year dissertation.

Admission requirements

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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Program content

In your studies, you will get the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics within the ancient world. Some of these topics include:

  • Graeco-Roman mythology and religion
  • Murder, intrigue and violence in Graeco-Roman politics
  • Periclean Athens
  • Pivotal world leaders such as Alexander, Julius Caesar and Nero
  • Roman warfare and conquest of the Mediterranean world
  • Spartan warfare and society
  • The daily lives of the Greeks and Romans

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

Potential areas of employment for our graduates include:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Further Study
  • Library and Information Services
  • Media and Publishing
  • Teaching

There is no one path for our Ancient History graduates. The traditional routes of teaching, museum and heritage, the civil service and research – governmental, academic and media – are still pursued by our graduating cohort.

However, the programme of embedded employability offered by our degrees at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David ensures that our Ancient History graduates have the skills set and confidence to explore a wide variety of career paths.

Indeed, our graduating students have explored options from outdoors sports instructors to prison superintendents, from the Armed Forces to careers in the medical environment, with a good selection of entrepreneurial spirits applying what they have learnt to the creation of their own companies.

Taking all that they have gained from studying Ancient History with us and combining it with a dedicated Careers Service, Ancient History graduates from University of Wales Trinity Saint David are equipped to follow their passions wherever they may lead.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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