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University of Warwick

Ancient History and Classical Archaeology

UCAS Code: VV14
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Archaeology
Student score
83% MED
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

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

82%

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

£9,250

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

Modules

Year 1: Greek culture and society; roman culture and society; Greek language or Latin language; introduction to Greek and Roman history or introduction to ancient philosophy. Year 2: Hellenistic world. Year 3: Dissertation. Year 2 and 3 options: Ancient history (list a): Alexander the great; city of Rome; democracy and imperialism; early Christianity; food and drink in the ancient Mediterranean; history of medicine in the ancient world; receptions of antiquity: east and west; Roman economy; the roman empire from Tiberius to Hadrian; transformation of roman society under Augustus; world of late antiquity; the roman empire from antoninus pius to constantine; archaeology, art, architecture (list a): art and architecture of Asia minor; coinage of Greece and Rome; domestic space in the roman world; principles and methods of classical archaeology; roman near east; art and architecture of archaic and classical Greece; literature in translation or the original language (list b): art and death in neronian culture; epic and epyllion; the ancient world in film and popular culture; classical views of literature and the visual arts (available as Latin text option only); Greek comedy; Greek tragedy (available as Greek text option); origins of the modern novel (available as Latin text option); politics and poetics in Greek and Latin literature; sexuality and gender in antiquity (available as Greek text option); Greek and Latin texts in the original (list b): Greek language and literature; Greek literary texts; Latin language and literature; Latin literary texts.

University of Warwick

Campus

Warwick is a world-class University with a buzzing sense of community and vibrant social scene. Based in the heart of campus, Warwick Students' Union is the focal point of student life, with a recently refurbished and modern building and top-notch facilities for relaxing, partying, eating, drinking and welfare. We are one of the largest unions for clubs and societies in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
37%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

38%
62%

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 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
469 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

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 100%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

100%

Feedback on work has been prompt

100%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
396 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
98% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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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