• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Studying this three-year (Hons) Ancient History and Politics degree at Swansea University will open up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.

Your degree programme will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars and you can attend talks from influential guest speakers. During your second year you will have the option to study a semester abroad in either USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.

During your three -year Ancient History and Politics degree you will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and The Society of Ancient Studies and History student society organises social and cultural events.

In your second year you can choose to take the module, Ancient and Historic Places, and you get the opportunity to go on a study trip or field project focusing on a specific region or place.


The graduates are truly international and are employed all over the world in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Government and Politics
  • Business
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Law and Public Services
  • Humanitarian organisations

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Greek History and Society
  • Rome from Village to Empire: An Introduction to Roman History
  • Introduction to political methodology.
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Politics and the People
  • Introduction to International Relations

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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