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BAAncient History

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

This BA programme will enable you to pursue your interests in Ancient History and the ancient world in depth. You will have the opportunity to study and research to a high level, equipping yourself with specialist knowledge in your chosen areas of study. Studying the ancient world at Southampton offers you the opportunity to learn in an engaging, supportive and highly successful research environment. Southampton’s Faculty of Humanities contains leading experts in a wide range of fields related to the ancient world and its reception (History, Archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literatures, philosophy and film). 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. Whatever you choose, Ancient History at Southampton will enable you to gain invaluable skills and study topics about which both you and staff are passionate. 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.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to the Ancient World
Emergence of Civilisation: domesticating ourselves and others
Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Ancient Greek Language Stage 1A
Emperor Constantine the Great: From Just Church to State Church
The Roman Army in Britain: life on the northern frontier
Latin Language Stage 1A

Ancient History: Sources and Controversies
Wonderful things: World history in 40 objects
Landscapes and Seascapes of Britain’s Past
Literary Transformations
Ancient Greek Language Stage 1B
Masada: History and Myth
The End of the World: Apocalyptic Visions of History
Alexander the Great and His Legacy
Latin Language Stage 1B
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Archaeological Methods for Fieldwork and Analysis
Society, Culture & Space

Year 2

Ancient Rome: the First Metropolis
Rebels with a Cause: The Historical Origins of Christianity
Self-inflicted – Extreme Violence, Politics and Power
Maritime Archaeology
The Life and Afterlife of the Vikings
Body and Society
Ancient Greek Language Stage 2A
Latin Language Stage 2A

Ancient History Group Project
Cleopatra’s Egypt
Ancient Greeks at War
Myth and the Ancient World
Ancient Greek Philosophy
The power of Rome: Europe’s first empire
Archaeology and Society
Ancient Greek Language Stage 2B
Latin Language Stage 2B

Year 3

From Tyranny to Revolution: England 1625-49: Part 1
Slavery and Freedom in the British Caribbean Part 1
Medieval Love, Sex and Marriage: Part 1
Heresy and Inquisition in the Early Modern Iberian World Part 1
Passions and Profits: Wealth, Freedom and Virtue in the Age of Adam Smith (Pt. 1: Texts)
The Crisis of Austria-Hungary Part 1
The Bible and History
America from Revolution to Republic 1
Islam, Conquests and Caliphates, Part 1
The American Empire Part 1
The Long Sexual Revolution: Family Life in Twentieth Century Europe Part 1
Racism in the United States 1785-1915 Part 1
Presenting the past: Museums and Heritage
Archaeology of Seafaring

From Tyranny to Revolution: England, 1625-49 Part 2
Slavery and Freedom in the British Caribbean Part 2
Medieval Love, Sex and Marriage: Part 2
Heresy and Inquisition in the Iberian World Part 2
Passions and Profits: Wealth, Freedom and Virtue in the Age of Adam Smith (Pt. 2: Texts)
The Crisis of Austria-Hungary Part 2
Islam, Conquests and Caliphates, Part 2
America from Revolution to Republic 2
The American Empire Part 2
The Long Sexual Revolution: Family Life in Twentieth Century Europe Part 2
Racism in the United States 1785-1915 Part 2
Stonehenge to Skara Brae: the Neolithic of Britain
Iron Age Societies
Framing the Past: Stardom, History and Heritage in the Cinema

Career opportunities

Studying Ancient History at Southampton will help you to acquire the critical thinking and communication skills that are vital as you embark on your career, opening up an extremely wide variety of career options. Such invaluable transferable skills include the ability to weigh up evidence and arguments, to express your opinions coherently and concisely, to work independently, and to manage your time and workload effectively. These skills will demonstrate to employers that you are uniquely equipped to respond positively to the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s workplace. Our graduates specialising in ancient history and ancient world studies have succeeded in careers as diverse as law; the media; IT; the Civil Service; the armed services; advertising, film and television; business and finance; teaching; politics; numerous roles in the public sector and NGOs; publishing; teaching; museums, galleries and libraries – to name but a few.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States