Undergraduate study in Ancient History

What you can study in Ancient History

Ancient History opens up the society, culture and politics of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Stage I courses in Ancient History focus on society, culture and art, and define historical development. At more advanced levels you can develop your ability to interpret ancient sources.

If you are studying Egyptian history, the study of Egyptian language (hieroglyphics) will be useful (this is taught from Stage II). For ancient Greek history knowledge of Greek language is useful, and for Roman history, Latin.

If you plan to advance to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ancient History, you will need some language knowledge.

Structuring your major in Ancient History

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Ancient History as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Ancient History. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Ancient History

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Ancient History:

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Ancient History, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.