This joint honours degree enables you to combine modules in Ancient History from the Department of Classics and Ancient History with those offered by the Department of Archaeology. The balance is broadly equal, but by Year 3 you can, if you wish, weight your choice of modules more to one side than the other; and the dissertation provides a further opportunity to concentrate your studies in an area that particularly interests you.
This course allows students to study modules from the Department of Archaeology along with the Department of Classics and Ancient History, giving an inter-disciplinary perspective on the human past. In the first year, students study two compulsory modules in Archaeology and two compulsory modules in Ancient History, and can choose optional modules from both departments. In the second year, students develop a deeper understanding of both disciplines through studying three modules in Archaeology and three modules in Ancient History. In the final year, students can choose to undertake a dissertation in either Archaeology or Ancient History, supervised by one of our expert members of academic staff, enabling them to develop a longer piece of research into an area of particular interest.