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University of Nottingham

Ancient History

UCAS Code: V110

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

No more than one fine art or performance subject.

45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 Level 3 credits must be at merit and distinction.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

plus grades AB - BB at A level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M1,M2-D3,M2,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-34

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A-A,B

including Scottish Highers AAABB - AABBB

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B


This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA - AB.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Ancient history

This course examines the cultural, economic, political, and social history of ancient Greece and Rome (c.1200 BCE – 500 CE). It offers a wide range of optional modules as the course progresses, so you can pursue your particular interests; these cover the department’s areas of special expertise in ancient literature, history and art, and you can also choose to study Greek or Latin language modules. No prior knowledge is assumed. Our excellent facilities include library resources, an on-campus museum and the Digital Humanities Centre where you can use state-of-the-art technology such as scanning equipment to enhance your understanding of ancient artefacts.

Modules

In year one, you’ll study two core survey modules which give you an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their reception, along with three modules going into more depth on methods, sources and approaches in the areas of history, literature or art. You are encouraged to study Latin or ancient Greek. Your second year involves an extended study of an ancient source and of an aspect of the history of Classics as a discipline, plus a wide range of optional modules exploring ancient culture and society. Many students choose our innovative independent second-year project, on a topic of their choice. In your final year, you’ll pursue your own interests through a 10,000-word dissertation on any area of classical culture, and take a seminar-based module on a topic reflecting one of the lecturers’ research specialism. Optional modules, including language courses, complete the year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of Classics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Ancient history

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
402

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 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, and 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, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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