Ancient History and English Literature explores Greek and Roman history and society, politics and empire, as well as gothic fiction, renaissance literature and creative writing. 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.
With 97% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2017), our Ancient History and English Literature degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT HISTORY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History and English Literature degrees at Swansea University are highly regarded:
- English is ranked 7th in the UK (REF 2014) and Top-15 for Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide, 2018 and The Complete University Guide, 2019).
- Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS)
You can be involved in projects with the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Theatre Wales
Visiting experienced writers offer modules as part of your degree, and you will also have the option of a semester abroad. You can choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, and you want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
YOUR ANCIENT HISTORY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EXPERIENCE
During your three-year Ancient History and English Literature 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 HISTORY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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:
- Business and Management