12 months
16150 GBP/year
7600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Ancient History and Classical Culture programme from Swansea University is a rigorous course that concentrates on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars.

Visit the official programme website for more information


This fascinating course allows you to to observe how every aspect of the modern world has its roots in the civilisations of the Classical world.

You can study from the Mycenaean world to the later Roman Empire, specialising in history or literature, or a combination of the two. Ancient Greek and Latin can also be studied.

You are encouraged to build a methodological awareness as you are introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques which have shaped the study of ancient civilisations in the modern world.

Throughout the course you will hone the specialist research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation.

Career opportunities

You will develop excellent oral and writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills will all boost your employment prospects.

Graduates from this course enter a range of sectors including education, marketing, government, research and events management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies in Ancient History
  • Word, Metaphor, Allegory: Effective Models of Reality
  • Roman houses and households
  • Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
  • Reading Academic German
  • Royal Space: The King and His Palace in the Ancient World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Classics or a relevant discipline. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK&EU students: £ 2,550
  • International students: £ 5,400


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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