The Ancient History Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap.
The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education.
The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the Ancient History degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline.
After progression from the foundation year, you will focus on the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world, as well as the transition from Classical antiquity to the Medieval world. Whether your passion lies in Greek history and society, Rome’s transformation from village to Empire, or the roots of Egyptian History,
Ancient History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Ancient History graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.
Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold).
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments.
Award: BA Professional Qualification 4 Years Full Time Taught in English