Our Ancient History and French degree, with a year abroad, explores Greek and Roman history alongside studying French language, culture, fiction and also vocational themes in translation and language teaching.
Studying this four-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
With 94% of students in employment or in further study within 6 months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education DLHE 2015), our Ancient History and French degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT HISTORY AND FRENCH AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History and French degrees at Swansea University are highly regarded by students and employers:
- Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS)
- Top 10 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
- You will have a year abroad in France where you can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business
- Taught by staff who are experts in their subject
- Strong Welsh-medium provision available
YOUR ANCIENT HISTORY AND FRENCH EXPERIENCE
During your four-year Ancient History and French 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.
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.
You will discover the rich culture that makes France an international centre of the arts, and also understand twenty-first-century France and its role in Europe and the world. All of our degree courses combine intensive language tuition with optional modules. Particular emphasis is placed on fluency and accuracy in spoken and written French.
To enhance your employability prospects The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) provides a network for linking students with employers. We also offer work placements through the Literacy to Latin Project to Universities. These placements are within Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and charities only.
ANCIENT HISTORY AND FRENCH 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