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Ancient History and English Literature

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
Full-time
€21,207.62/year
2521 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

Program Description

Ancient History and English Literature explores Greek and Roman history and society, politics and empire, as well as gothic fiction, renaissance literature and creative writing. Studying this three-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.

During your three-year Ancient History and English Literature degree you will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and The Society of Ancient Studies and History student society organises social and cultural events.

Note:
Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
17
or
IB Diploma
32
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
56
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Alternative Entry Qualifications:

  • A level (or equivalent) typical offer: BBB

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Swansea ELTS test (SWELT): 6.0
  • INTO English Language Assessment: 169
  • CaMLA - Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): 650
  • Euroexam @ C1 academic level: Pass

Important Information:

  • For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme.

Curriculum

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

20 - Greek History and Society

20 - Rome from Village to Empire: An Introduction to Roman History

Compulsory Modules Selective: English Literature

20 - Monsters, Theories, Transformations

20 - The Stage Play World

20 - English Essentials

Optional Module Choices:

20 - Studying the English Language

20 - Introduction to American Literature and Culture

20 - Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology

20 - Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Transformations of Mythology

20 - Introduction to Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric

20 - Myths and Symbols of Ancient Egypt

20 - Introduction to Ancient Egyptian History, Society and Culture

20 - Beginning Greek Language I

20 - Beginning Greek Language II

20 - Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) I

20 - Intermediate Greek Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) II

20 - Further Greek 1 (Level 1)

20 - Further Greek 2 (Level 1)

20 - Beginning Latin Language I

20 - Beginning Latin Language II

20 - Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) I

20 - Intermediate Latin Language (post-GCSE or equivalent) II

20 - Further Latin 1 (Level 1)

20 - Further Latin 2 (Level 1)

20 - Approaches to Gender in English Literature

20 - Literature and Society in Medieval Europe

20 - Creative Writing: Fiction Genres

20 - Creative Writing: Styles of Fiction

20 - Medieval Europe: an introduction

20 - Europe of Extremes: 1789 - 1989

20 - Modern British History

20 - Modern European Film: Themes and Perspectives

Year 2

Compulsory Selective: Ancient History

20 - Plato's Republic

20 - Intermediate Greek Language I (post-Beginning Greek Language)

20 - Intermediate Greek Language II (post-Beginning Greek Language)

20 - Beginning Greek Language I

20 - Beginning Greek Language II

20 - Further Greek 1 (Level 2)

20 - Further Greek 2 (Level 2)

20 - Advanced Greek 1 (Level 2)

20 - Advanced Greek 2 (Level 2)

20 - Archaic Greece (Level 2)

20 - Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome

20 - The Heirs of Rome: The Making of Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam in the Early Middle Ages, 400-800

20 - Gender in the Roman World

20 - Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

20 - Alexander and the Hellenistic world

20 - Intermediate Latin Language I(post-Beginning Latin Language)

20 - Intermediate Latin Language II(post-Beginning Latin Language)

20 - Beginning Latin Language I

20 - Beginning Latin Language II

20 - Further Latin 1 (Level 2)

20 - Further Latin 2 (Level 2)

20 - Advanced Latin 1 (Level 2)

20 - Advanced Latin 2

20 - Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages

Optional Module Choices: Ancient History

20 - Roman Love Poetry

20 - The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex

20 - Reading Classical Civilisation

Compulsory Selective: English Literature

20 - Debating Texts: Theory in Literature

20 - Revolution of the Word: Modernism

20 - Conflict and the Gothic in the long nineteenth century

20 - Exploring the Bloody Chamber: Medieval to Postmodern

20 - Fragments of Union: The Cultural Making and Breaking of Britain

20 - Medieval Encounters

20 - Literature and War in the 20th Century

Optional Module Choices:

20 - Tools for English Language Teaching

20 - Discourse Analysis

20 - Child Language and Literacy

20 - Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives

20 - American Word/American Image

20 - Ghettos, Streets, Suburbs: Cultural Representations of the American City, 1890 - present

20 - Introduction to Writing Poetry

20 - Introduction to Writing Fiction

20 - Introduction to Writing Drama

20 - Studying Dialect

Year 3

Optional Modules: Dissertation

40 - Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation

40 - Dissertation - English Literature - please note that acceptance on the English Literature dissertation is subject to the submission of a suitable proposal towards the end of year 2.

Compulsory Selective: Ancient History

20 - Intermediate Greek Language I

20 - Intermediate Greek Language II

20 - Further Greek 1 (Level 3)

20 - Further Greek 2 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Greek 1 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Greek 2 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Greek 3

20 - Advanced Greek 4

20 - Beyond Mainland Greece: Asia in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods.

20 - Monarchy: Ancient and Medieval

20 - The History and Archaeology of Roman Britain

20 - Archaic Greece

20 - Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius (level 3)

20 - Alexander and the Hellenistic world

20 - Intermediate Latin Language I

20 - Intermediate Latin Language II

20 - Further Latin 1 (Level 3)

20 - Further Latin 2 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Latin 1 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)

20 - Advanced Latin 3

20 - Advanced Latin 4

20 - Schools work placement: Teaching ancient history and ancient languages

Optional Module Choices: Ancient History

20 - Roman Love Poetry

20 - The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex

20 - Plato's Republic

Optional module choices: English Literature

20 - African American Literature 1910-1940: The Harlem Renaissance

20 - Discovering Old English

20 - William Blake: Poetry and Designs

20 - Postmodernist and Post-war Fiction

20 - Welsh Gothic / Gothic Wales

20 - Poetry in the Twentieth Century

20 - Crime Fiction since 1920

20 - Other Tongues: Multilingualism in English Language Literature

20 - Professional Development: Preparing for Work

20 - Written in Blood: Reading the Vampire

20 - Madness, Malady and Melancholia: Literature and Medicine from Genesis to Genomes

20 - The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize Module

20 - Speculative Fictions

20 - Graphic Novel

20 - Beyond Shakespeare

20 - Chaucer

20 - Theorising Texts: Shakespeare, Bronte, James

20 - Prehistory, History and Language

20 - Reading/Writing Trauma

20 - From Page to Screen: Adapting the European Classics

Optional Modules: Creative Writing

20 - Further Fiction Writing

20 - Writing for Radio and Screen

20 - Further Creative Non Fiction

20 - Further Poetry Writing

Careers

Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will also learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Heritage
  • Business
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Humanitarian Services
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