The University of Nottingham
Ancient History BA (Hons)
The University of Nottingham

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in History

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History 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 £25000 £27000 £34000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £30000 £21000 - £33000 £27000 - £44500


Salary of all UK Graduates of History

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24582 £22856 £27697
25-75 percentile range £20570 - £28247 £17647 - £28615 £20983 - £35780

Course Description

You will already have a love of history; now you can specialise in the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome.

Uncover the significance of historical facts and events – from the transformation of the Roman Empire from polytheism to Christianity, to the the importance of slavery in the ancient world. You will examine:

  • progress and decline
  • labour and leisure
  • revolution and reconciliation
  • ancient gender roles
  • the relationship between elite and non-elite culture

Our expert staff will support you to use a range of resources and techniques in your investigations. These include analytical and communication skills, and the ability to understand, assess, interpret, and present different kinds of evidence.

You will take modules integrating history, art, archaeology, literature and culture. You will also see how the ancient world influences popular culture. The study of either Greek or Latin is optional, and you do not need any previous knowledge. Apart from in designated language modules, you will read all texts in translation.

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 The University of Nottingham

22% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
13% Elementary occupations
8% Welfare and housing associate professionals
8% Caring personal services
6% Customer service occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
4% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
3% Elementary occupations
3% Teaching Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for History

Qualification requirements

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall


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.

Costs

Tuition Fees Ancient History BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £21500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £21500 year 1

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 The University of Nottingham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Nottingham in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #17 
    • #19 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #56 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #61 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #101 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of The University of Nottingham

About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

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Student composition of The University of Nottingham

undergraduates:
27810
postgraduates:
7620
Total:
35430
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Where is this programme taught

University Park Campus
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