Degree Structure In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Year One Compulsory courses Writing History Making History Concepts, Categories and the Practice of History Ancient Language (level dependent upon ability) Optional courses You will select 1.0 credit of optional courses in Ancient History. Options may include: The Greek World c.800-366 BC The Near East 1200 BC-336 BC: Empires and Pastoralists The Roman Empire from Augustus to Theodosius I Year Two Compulsory courses Evolving History Research Seminar (5,000-word project) Optional courses You will select 3.0 credits of optional courses, including at least 1.0 credit of Ancient History options. Options may include: Aristocracy in Ancient Greece Roman Democracy: Myth or Reality? Women in Antiquity Ancient Youth Slavery in the Classical World The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the End of the Attalid Kingdom The Seleukid Empire, c.312-145 BC Remaining credits can be selected from a wide range of options in Ancient Languages, History or from another approved interdepartmental or intercollegiate course. Final Year Compulsory courses Dissertation Optional courses You will select 3.0 credits of optional courses, including at least 1.0 credit of an Ancient History Special Subject. Options may include: Ancient Near Eastern Religion Citizens and Power in the Ancient City States Mechanisms of Power: Running the Roman Empire (c.70 BC-AD 275) The Assyrian Empire The Fall of the Roman Republic The Persian Empire in the 6th-4th Centuries BC War and Society in Ancient Greece, 750-350 BC Remaining credits can be selected from a wide range of options in History, Ancient Languages, or from another approved interdepartmental or intercollegiate course.
The programme is designed to teach many transferable skills: how to gather and organise evidence; how to analyse it and present a structured argument; how to express yourself clearly both in writing and orally. UCL's history graduates have excelled in a wide range of occupations, as lawyers, financial advisers, stockbrokers, television producers, diplomats, journalists, bankers, teachers, and in the health service, the police and overseas development programmes, as well as in progressing to further study.