Ancient History and Spanish degree, with a year abroad, explores Greek and Roman history alongside studying Spanish 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 Spanish degree will put you in a great position to succeed in a variety of careers.
WHY ANCIENT HISTORY AND SPANISH AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History and Spanish 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 spend your third year in Spain where you can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business
- Study modules which include Twenty-First century Spanish and Catalan literature
- Combine intensive language tuition with optional models relating to society and culture in the Spanish-speaking world
- Strong Welsh-medium provision available
YOUR ANCIENT HISTORY AND SPANISH EXPERIENCE
During your four-year Ancient History and Spanish 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 SPANISH 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:
- Translation and interpreting
- Media and PR
- Public Service
- Politics and Humanitarian organisations