Newcastle University

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BA(Hons)(Ancient History)

Course Description

This degree focuses on Greek and Roman history, principally on the period from 776 BC to AD 480. You select from wide-ranging topics in ancient history, ancient culture and archaeology. You can also study classical languages, with optional Greek or Latin language modules at beginners' or advanced level. You will engage with different forms of ancient evidence, such as literary texts, inscriptions, and visual and archaeological material, to bring these ancient worlds to life. You'll also develop research skills to a professional level through our Ancient History portfolio project, equipping you with skills for your future career.

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Career outcomes

Our Classics degrees are designed to equip you with a broad range of skills. The specific content of your course provides you with a well-developed understanding of different cultures, societies, and perhaps even specific languages such as Latin and Greek. Throughout your course, you also develop and demonstrate the ability to: research, collate, and analyse materials, including written documentation and statistics critically evaluate and interpret resources to formulate impartial and coherent arguments present information in writing and verbally work autonomously, manage your own workload and work to deadlines comprehend intellectually rigorous and challenging topics Together, these make for a very well-rounded individual who possesses a mix of practical, intellectual and transferable skills desirable to employers. You therefore have an excellent choice of further study and career opportunities open to you on completion of your studies. Classics graduates find themselves in a diverse range of careers, including: research, information work and IT law and legal services journalism and marketing retail social work

BA(Hons)(Ancient History) Newcastle University