Ancient and Medieval History explores and examines civilisations that may appear distant but remain influential even today, and studying this three-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
You’ll have the chance to explore the change from the emergence of Athenian democracy to the glories of renaissance Italy; the expansion of the Roman Empire to the Christian crusades of the Middle Ages; and the great epics of Homer to the sublime poetry of Dante
With 94% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2017), our Ancient and Medieval History degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient and Medieval History at Swansea is highly rated by students and employers:
- UK Top 15 Graduate Employment (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
- Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS)
Your degree programme will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars and during your second year you will have the option to study a semester abroad in either USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, and you want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, you can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.
YOUR ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY EXPERIENCE
During your three-year Ancient and Medieval History 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.
To enhance your employability prospects we offer work placements through the Literacy to Latin Project to Universities. These placements are within Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and charities only.
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.
Our interdisciplinary approach means you make connections with a range of subject areas – from examining past cultures to covering over two millennia of history across the European continent and the Mediterranean world. You can tailor your degree to your own interests with a variety of topics to choose from.
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Almost 94% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and / or further study six months after graduation (93.6% – HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.)
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will also learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
Museums and heritage
Media and Public Relations
Business and Management
Politics and humanitarian organisations