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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #82 (QS) ,
Combining modules in history and ancient history, this Ancient History and History (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham enables you to take a wider view of how societies develop, looking at the ancient, medieval and modern worlds.


Combining modules in history and ancient history, this Ancient History and History (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham enables you to take a wider view of historical development. You will study the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, learn to think critically about these periods individually and collectively, and compare a range of societies and cultures.

In ancient history, you will gain an integrated introduction to the history and culture of Greece and Rome, and will have the option to study Latin or Greek. The history strand of your course will help you develop perspectives and skills in historical enquiry and critical analysis. Both strands will explore common themes, such as politics,empire, gender, slavery, warfare,religion, art and science. You will learn how to connect ancient,medieval and modern approaches to these topics.

As the course progresses, you will gain a deep understanding of different periods of history through a choice of optional modules,and undertake detailed studies of primary source material. In year three you will specialise in history or ancient history, in particular when writing your dissertation.


With an excellent track record of graduate employment, an ancient history and history degree will prepare you for a wide range of professions. Some of the most popular of these are journalism, publishing, law, business and finance, national and local government, non-governmental organisations (both national and international), administration, teaching, library and museum work and research-based careers.

An ancient history and history degree can cater for such a diverse field of employment because the skills that you will acquire are versatile, wide-ranging, and transferable. You will learn to interpret the complex and diverse character of human society as well as forces of change and continuity. You will learn to think critically, to analyse large amounts of data, to construct logical arguments, to communicate knowledge intelligibly, to work effectively in teams, to manage time and workloads, and to lead discussions and presentations. These skills will develop your capacity to learn and adapt and will therefore equip you with the tools you need to develop your future career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying the Greek World
  • Studying the Roman World
  • Interpreting Ancient History
  • Learning History
  • Introduction to the Medieval World, 500–1500 
  • From Reformation to Revolution: An Introduction to Early Modern History, 1500–1789
  • Roads to Modernity: An Introduction to Modern History, 1789–1945 
  • Interpreting Ancient Art
  • Interpreting Ancient Literature
  • The Contemporary World since 1945
  • Extended Source Study
  • Heroes and Villains in The Middle Ages
  • The Crusaders
  • The Venetian Republic, 1450–1575

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

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          Academic Requirements

          • A level offer: AAB
          • Including history, preferably at grade A
          • IB score 34 (usually including 6 in history at Higher Level)

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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            17550 GBP/year
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            Based on the original amount of 17550 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA

            9250 GBP/year
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            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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