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Swansea University - Singleton Park

Swansea, Wales, UK

Ancient History and Latin with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
At least one of the referees should be a lecturer or professor from their course

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date



Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

Average Decision Time


Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees



Program Duration

4 Years

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May 31


£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.

Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).

Merit Scholarships

£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent:  Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.

Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).

Ancient History explores and examines the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome—and their interactions with the world beyond. Such civilisations may appear distant but remain influential even today. Studying this three-year BA degree will introduce you to theories, methodologies, and sources (including archaeology) to help you grasp the variety of lived experience in the ancient world. We will help you to develop a very particular set of skills in appreciating, understanding, and presenting evidence. The rigour we aim to foster in your thinking will open up a range of exciting career opportunities for you in a wide range of professions.

You’ll have the chance to get to grips with Greek and Roman history and society, architecture and archaeology, warfare and empire, gender, religion, politics and economics—or learn about ancient Egypt. You can also learn ancient Greek or Latin.

Why Ancient History at Swansea?

Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Ancient History at Swansea is highly rated by students and employers:

  • Ranked 6th in the UK for career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2020

  • Department ranked 12th overall in the UK - Guardian University Guide 2020

If you so desire, you will have the option to study a semester abroad in a location such as the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, or Singapore, during your second year, or to spend a full year abroad after your second year.

We have a Study Trip module which affords you the opportunity to bolster your in-depth study of classical lands overseas by seeing one in real life.

If you prefer to stay closer to home, and you want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, you can gain teaching experience with our Schools Placement module, in which you can as part of your degree instruct pupils in local schools in the culture of the classical world.

94% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2017). Our Ancient History degree will put you in a great position to succeed in the world of work.

Students of Ancient History typically develop excellent presentation and writing abilities, related to research, analysis, and problem solving. You will learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats applicable to your life after university.

Graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Heritage and Tourism

  • Teaching

  • Media and Public Relations

  • Business and Management

  • Politics and Civil Service

Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.

The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.

In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.

By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.

Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.


Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII


Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).


Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course


Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-IB: 32-34
-A Levels: AAB – BBB


A Levels with AAB plus EPQ B.

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