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University of Leicester

Ancient History and Archaeology

UCAS Code: VV41
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Archaeology
Student score
85% MED
89% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Three A-Levels grades ABB.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades ABBBB.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The aim of this degree is to provide you with an understanding of societies and cultures in the past, with particular emphasis on Ancient Greece and Rome. A central theme is the interpretation of both classical texts and material remains, and the sometimes paradoxical relationship between them. We are ranked highly in league tables for our subject area; for example, we appear in the top 10 of the Guardian 2016, and we pride ourselves on the high quality of our teaching. A recent Academic Review Committee report on teaching quality commended the School for developing a supportive and friendly learning environment for students, noting particularly the openness and accessibility of staff. We are internationally recognised for our innovative and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 REF the public impact of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or better, and we received the top marks in archaeology in this area for the whole country. This research is fundamental to the vibrant atmosphere at Leicester, and directly contributes to the excitement of learning within the School. We have particular research excellence in Roman Archaeology, Prehistory, Historical Archaeology and the Archaeological Sciences, as well as all aspects of Classical (Greek and Roman) History. If you choose Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester you are choosing academic quality, flexibility and a commitment to excellent teaching.

Modules

Modules include: Aims and methods in archaeology; introduction to classical archaeology; introduction to roman history; introduction to Greek history; Greek and Latin language for ancient history; plus 1 of the following modules: later prehistory; archaeology of Egypt, Nubia and the middle Nile.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 
 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

14%
86%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
41%
59%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

8%
91%
1%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
54% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
381 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There don't tend to be many archaeology undergraduates out there (just over 800 graduated in 2012) but it's quite a popular subject at postgraduate level. In fact, over a quarter of archaeology graduates take some kind of further study when they graduate. When you look at the stats, be aware that junior jobs in archaeology are not always well paid at the start of your career, and that temporary contracts or even unpaid work are not uncommon. The archaeology graduates of 2012 found jobs in management and heritage and environment work, as well as more conventional graduate jobs in business and the finance industry.
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