Ancient History and Politics examines and explores ancient and modern political worlds and Greek and Roman history.
Studying this three-year BA degree will open 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 Politics degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT HISTORY AND POLITICS AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History and Politics 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)
- Politics is ranked Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018), Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- Top 10 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
Your degree programme will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars and you can attend talks from influential guest speakers. During your second year you will have the option to study a semester abroad in either USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore.
YOUR ANCIENT HISTORY AND POLITICS EXPERIENCE
During your three -year Ancient History and Politics 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.
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.
You can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.
ANCIENT HISTORY AND POLITICS 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 are truly international and are employed all over the world in a wide range of sectors including:
- Government and Politics
- Media and Public Relations
- Law and Public Services
- Humanitarian organisations