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BA Ancient History and Archaeology (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    -develop and encourage students' interest in the past; -train students in the critical study of historical documents and the techniques and methods of archaeology; -provide a broadly-based and challenging curriculum including course units that are innovative and stimulating, draw upon the research expertise of the teaching staff, and are examined by a range of methods of assessment; -introduce students, within the context of specific historical and archaeological courses, to a variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies; -help students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study; -produce graduates with the transferable skills necessary to equip them for employment, postgraduate study, or further training.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79 TOEFL: PBT score of 600; CBT score of 250; TWE score of 5.5; IBT score of 100. A level: Grades BBB not incl Gen Studs. Two AS-levels may be accepted in place of one A-level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points overall including 6, 6, 5 at Higher level. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Course description
    Special features
    Fieldwork is a central component of archaeology programmes; depending upon the pathway you choose, excavation may be compulsory or optional but we encourage you to seek training throughout your degree; 
    Opportunities for fieldwork are offered in Britain (Manchester, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, Southern England) and abroad (the Greek Islands, Turkey, Ghana and the Easter Islands).

    Course content for year 1
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.

    Compulsory
    Strand A (Language Specialists)

    ARGY10132 Introduction to World Archaeology 20

    ARGY10061 Archaeological Perspectives 1 20

    CLAH10011 The Greeks and the Mediterranean 20

    CLAH10022 From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Rome History 20

    either:

    Latin or Greek Language at the appropriate level: (all 20)

    CLAH20000 Elementary Latin

    CLAH30110 Advanced Latin 1

    CLAH20300 Elementary Greek

    CLAH30120 Advanced Greek 1

    plus either CLAH10100 The Odyssey or CLAH10011 Catullus 20

    or:

    CLAH20171/30182 Fast Track Latin 40 or CLAH20151/30162 Fast Track Greek 40

    Strand B (Archaeology Specialists)

    ARGY10121 Introduction to European Archaeology 20

    ARGY10132 Introduction to World Archaeology 20

    CLAH10011 The Greeks and the Mediterranean 20

    ARGY10072 Archaeological Perspectives 2

    ARGY10501 Vocational Skills 1

    CLAH10022 From Republic to Empire

    Course content for year 2
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly. 

    Strand A (Language Specialists)

    Compulsory

    ARGY20000 Long Essay in Ancient History or Archaeology or Ancient History and Archaeology (dependent on choice of topic) 20

    CLAH20051 Roman Empire: Stability and Crisis 20

    CLAH20062 Politics and Society in Classical Greece 20

    PLUS Greek or Latin Language at appropriate level: 20

    Strand B (Archaeology Specialists)

    Compulsory

    ARGY20000 Long Essay in Ancient History or Archaeology or Ancient History and Archaeology (dependent on choice of topic) 20

    CLAH20051 Roman Empire: Stability and Crisis 20

    ARGY20501 Vocational Skills 2 or ARGY20112 Theory and Philosophy of Archaeology 20

    CLAH20062 Politics & Society in Classical Greece 450-322 BC 20

    Optional 40 credits:

    ARGY20931 European Prehistory

    ARGY20951 Material Worlds

    ARGY20042 Roman Britain

    ARGY20942 Changing Worlds in the Near East & East Mediterranean

    Course content for year 3
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly. 

    Strand A (Language Specialists)

    Compulsory:

    ARGY30000 Dissertation in Ancient History or Archaeology or Archaeology and Ancient History (40 credits)

    ARGY30011 Issues and Controversies in Ancient History and Archaeology 20

    Optional

    1 course unit in Archaeology 20

    1 course unit from Ancient History 20

    1 course unit from Archaeology, Ancient History, or Advanced Latin/Greek 20

    Strand B (Archaeology Specialists)

    Compulsory:

    ARGY30000 Dissertation in Ancient History or Archaeology or Archaeology and Ancient History 40

    ARGY30011 Issues and Controversies in Ancient History and Archaeology 20

    Optional

    1 option from Archaeology 20

    1 option from Ancient History 20

    1 further option from either Archaeology or Ancient History 20

    Career opportunities
    Our graduates can, through the academic and practical skills imparted, pursue a career in many different areas of archaeology, history, museums, and cultural resource management. Ancient History and Archaeology also provides a basic Humanities degree which can be employed in a wide variety of career prospects such as writing, journalism, research and consultancy work.

    What our students say
    The best thing about studying Ancient History and Archaeology is that the broad nature of the topic gives me a better understanding of the world around me today, and how to think deeply about how the problems of today's world can be better solved. (Matthew Stephen Riley, BA Ancient History and Archaeology)

    BA (Hons) in Ancient History and Archaeology is a joint degree which combines two disciplines and provides students with a knowledge of two complementary approaches to the past. Students are provided with training in essential historical skills and given a broad background to the classical history of the Mediterranean World (including Greek and Roman history, theory and methodology) and a global view of archaeology (Old and New World from the Neolithic to the post-Medieval period, as well as theory and practice of archaeology). Throughout the entire degree you can choose to follow a pathway that emphasises either archaeology (including fieldwork) or ancient history and languages.

    Course fees: Tuition fees for Home/EU students commencing their studies in 2009 will be approximately £3250 per year. These fees will be subject to change in the light of government announcements to all universities.

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