Ancient History and History explores gender and women’s history; Greek and Roman history and society, modern British social history, health and medicine and you can learn Greek or Latin language.
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 History degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT HISTORY AND HISTORY AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History and History 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)
- History research is ranked in the Top 30 (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has 93% Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
- Top-15 for Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide, 2018 and The Complete University Guide, 2019).
You’ll be taught by staff who are especially strong in the history of political thought, welfare and conflict, maritime and imperial history, gender and sexuality, religious history, science and medicine.
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 HISTORY EXPERIENCE
During your three-year Ancient History and 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.
ANCIENT HISTORY AND HISTORY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
94% of our History graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2015).
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:
- Media and Public Relations
- Heritage and Museums
- Business and Management
- Law and Public Services