University of Wales Trinity Saint David Ancient History

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David Ancient History

BA Ancient History

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Ancient History, 100% of UWTSD’s BA Ancient History students agreed that their course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth – NSS 2017. 100% of UWTSD’s BA Ancient History students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.

If you want to know about the history of the Ancient Greek and Roman world, then a degree in Ancient History is for you. This degree allows you to study a wide range of topics covering not only key events and people but also major themes such as warfare and the economy.

Course Overview

The Ancient History scheme allows you to study a wide range of modules covering not only fascinating figures like Alexander the Great, but also basic aspects of everyday life, such as 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, the School offers specialised modules on all aspects of Greco-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 Egyptian Culture and History, Chinese History or Theology. All students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and conduct their own research in the second-year independent project and the third-year dissertation.

100% of UWTSD students at the School of Classics agreed that staff are good at explaining things – National Student Survey 2016


Typical modules include:

  • Greek and Hellenistic History
  • From Village to Empire: A History of Rome
  • Sparta: An Extraordinary City
  • The Legends of Alexander the Great
  • Rise of Rome: Studies in Roman Imperialism
  • Infamous and Damned: Nero and the Julio-Claudians
  • City of Rome
  • The Empires of Iran
  • Armies and Navies: Studies in Ancient Warfare
Entry Criteria

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.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University’s Bursaries and Scholarships page

Further Information

Our students enjoy the use of an excellent suite of subject-specific resources, both electronic and hard-copy at the Learning Resources Centre. All our modules are taught with the support of innovative e-learning techniques via our Virtual Learning Environment. The School of Classics makes great use of its VLE: we podcast and/or vidcast every lecture, post all PowerPoints and hand-outs and utilise the space for links, discussions and group work. Our VLE is a live forum through which students and staff can interact. The VLE also gives students a chance to revise and explore difficult topics and access the electronic resources available in the virtual world.

All our modules are taught by specialists and active researchers. The influence of our research on our teaching offers our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the subject and follow the latest scholarly trends and discoveries, while our independent study modules allow you to explore your passion in its entirety. There are also opportunities available for study abroad

Key Facts

UCAS Code: V110
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time; part-time study available

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
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