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Ancient History and Archaeology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) ,
This Ancient History and Archaeology (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham will give you an insight into the common ground between ancient history and archaeology, giving you an understanding of the ancient world through both the material, and the textual evidence.


This Ancient History and Archaeology (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham is suited to those who wish to approach an understanding of the ancient world through both the material, and the textual evidence. Study of Greek or Latin is not required, but may be undertaken as part of the course.

It is compulsory for you to gain archaeological experience in the UK or overseas by participating in an approved excavation project or related work experience placement (20 days for Single Honours students, 10 days for Joint Honours students).

Year one

  • Ancient history

You will study two core modules which give you an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome and their receptions. You may take a module which goes into more depth on topics in ancient history, plus a similar module on either ancient literature or ancient art. 

  • Archaeology

In archaeology, year one will lay the foundation for your study of archaeology with core modules in archaeological method and the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Britain up to the industrial revolution.In the summer vacation you will complete at least part of your required archaeological fieldwork placement.

Year two

In year two you will study more advanced core themes in archaeological and classics scholarship, and choose from a wide range of optional modules covering topics from the Roman Empire to underwater archaeology, including the study of ancient Greek or Latin.

Year three

In year three you will write a 10-12,000 word dissertation on a subject in either Classics or Archaeology. Further optional modules from the department complete the year.


You will have a broad knowledge of archaeological theory and methods and periods of ancient history and will have undertaken in-depth study into areas of your own interest.

Your transferable skills will include:

  • communication skills
  • team-working skills
  • the ability to construct a logical argument
  • the ability to synthesise and evaluate information
  • independent thinking.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World
  • Understanding the Past – Introduction to Archaeology 
  • The Archaeology of Britain
  • Archaeology: The Living and the Dead
  • Archaeological Research: Theory and Practice
  • Dissertation in Archaeology
  • Interpreting Ancient History
  • Interpreting Ancient Art
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A level offer: ABB
  • No more than one fine art or performance subject
  • IB score 32

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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