Studying an Ancient History and Spanish with a Year Abroad enables you to combine an exploration of distant civilisations, with study of Spanish language, culture and fiction, as well as vocational elements of translation and language teaching. During your year in Spain, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.
Your attention will traverse major periods of time and diverse subjects: from the emergence of Athenian democracy and the glories of renaissance Italy, to the unique evolution of cities such as Barcelona and Buenos Aires.
This four-year degree helps to provide a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable and vocational skills which are highly valued by employers.
Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS). Some 94% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.
Early modules offer a wide subject choice, allowing in depth study of Greek and Roman worlds alongside Spanish language and culture. This range gives you the scope to learn, discover and narrow your interests.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your interests as you progress.
Later studies may be shaped by work placement projects and further teaching experience can be developed by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership.
Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats. Assessment is conducted through seminars, tutorials and group presentations, as well as independent study.
Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter.
Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.
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You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.
This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work.
We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.
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