What will I learn?

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; the dissertation provides a further opportunity to concentrate your studies in an area that particularly interests you.**Year 1**Compulsory modules:Archaeology in BritainCities in Antiquity.Archaeology:Choose one module from:Applied Archaeological MethodsDiscovering World PrehistoryMedieval to Modern: An Introduction to the Archaeology of the Medieval to Post- Medieval WorldAncient Civilisations of the EastOR a language module.Ancient History:In Ancient History, you’ll take two interdisciplinary modules that serve to give you a grounding in the central periods of Greek and Roman culture. Modules have previously included:Introduction to the Greek WorldMonuments and Memory in the Age of AugustusOne more module in Ancient History OR a language module.**Year 2**Three modules in Ancient History OR two modules in Ancient History and a language module.Three modules in Archaeology from:Professional Training (includes three weeks of excavation in the summer preceding Level 2)Developing Archaeological ResearchPrehistoric EuropeBecoming RomanAncient Mediterranean Civilisations: East and WestArchaeology of Medieval and Post-Medieval BritainEast Mediterranean in the Bronze AgeOR a language module.**Year 3 (Year 4 if taking a Year Abroad)**Compulsory modules: Dissertation (double module) registered in either Classics or Archaeology.Examples of Optional modules:Choose two modules from Archaeology:Specialised Aspects in Archaeology (double module)Specialised Aspects in Archaeology (single module)Current ArchaeologyAdvanced Professional TrainingInterpreting HeritageMuseum RepresentationTwo modules in Ancient History or one module from Ancient History and a language module.Joint Honours students may only take one language module in a year.**Fieldwork**Fieldwork is not compulsory for Joint Honours but students are encouraged to attend three weeks at our field school in the first year, and three weeks at an excavation of their choice in the second year.**Study Abroad****Classics and Ancient History:** The course includes an optional European Studies element, where you may spend the third year of a four-year course studying at a European university. The department of Classics and Ancient History currently has exchange links with universities in Belgium (Liege), France (Bordeaux), Germany (Tubingen, Munich), Greece (Athens), Italy (Bologna, Rome, Milan, Vercelli), the Netherlands (Free University, Amsterdam, Groningen), Spain (Seville) and Switzerland (Fribourg). Students interested in studying abroad should apply to transfer to the European Studies course after their first year of study.**Archaeology:** We currently have links with the universities of Gothenburg (Sweden), Mainz (Germany), Bordeaux (France), Vienna (Austria) and the Free University of Berlin (Germany), as well as Bergen (Norway) and Koc (Turkey). Like the Year Abroad these exchanges involve inserting an extra year into the degree between the second and final years. If your application for a place is successful, you’ll transfer from the three-year to a four-year version of the degree. Students also have the opportunity to participate in excavations run by members of staff and colleagues of other universities at various places around the world.We review course structures and core content every year and will publish finalised core requirements for 2022 entry from September 2021. Please note the list of optional modules available in any year vary depending on available teaching staff.

Which department am I in?

Classics and Ancient History

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 31,794) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Josephine Butler College

Durham City,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 31,794) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Collingwood College

South Road,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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