Swansea University
Ancient History BA (Hons)
Swansea University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in CAH20

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Classics at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £21000 £24500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25000 £16000 - £25000 £20000 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH20

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24162 £24000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £20622 - £28486 £18500 - £30500 £23000 - £40000

Course Description

Studying an Ancient History degree allows you to explore the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome – their interactions with the world and beyond. In this three-year degree programme, you will explore Greek and Roman society, archaeology, warfare, religion, gender and more. You will also have the chance to learn the language of Greek or Latin. Ancient History at Swansea University ranked 2nd in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023) and 3rd in the UK for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2023). Supported by world-recognised experts in the field, you will have a wide variety of modules to choose from, including an overseas study trip or local school placement module. You will also be part of a close-knit student community and have the chance to join in with many clubs and societies including The Society for Ancient Studies, which organises social and cultural events including museum trips. Benefit from outstanding resources including our own on campus museum, The Egypt Centre, where you can get hands-on experience with our unique collection of artefacts. Graduates from the course enter a wide range of careers in sectors including: heritage and tourism, teaching, media and public relations, business and management and politics and the Civil Service. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, by studying in Swansea you will have access to beautiful beaches, parklands, a vibrant city and more. This degree is also available as a four-year course with a Year Abroad or Year in Industry.

Please visit our course page for more information:

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Ancient History BA (Hons) at Swansea University

25% Administrative occupations
20% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
20% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Administrative occupations

Grading & Study Time

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: **• Presentations** **• Group Work ** **• Personal Reflection ** Throughout your undergraduate Ancient History degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/classics-ancient-history-egyptology/ba-ancient-history/ or get in touch with us at [email protected]

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Ancient History, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Swansea University in top UK and global rankings.

See all 27 university rankings of Swansea University

About Swansea University

Swansea University was established in 1920 and is located in the large city of Swansea, in Wales. There are two campuses, the flagship campus is located between Singleton Park, with its green parkland and botanical gardens, and Swansea Bay beach. The more recent Bay Campus on the other hand is located on an extensive beachfront property on the eastern side of town, past the marina. Apart from a vibrant academic life, students can attend the numerous yearly festivals that take place in Swansea, guaranteeing plenty of opportunities for getting out and about in your free time.

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Where is this programme taught

Singleton Park Campus
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