University of Reading
Ancient History BA (Hons)
University of Reading

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 £24500 £23500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28000 £19500 - £27500 £24000 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of History

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24548 £22971 £27824
25-75 percentile range £20574 - £28266 £17732 - £28804 £21180 - £36192

Course Description

With our BA Ancient History degree, immerse yourself in the rich cultures of ancient Greece and Rome - their history, societies, achievements, beliefs and values - and discover how these ancient civilisations have influenced the modern world.

Ancient history is the study of the Greek and Roman worlds over a period spanning from 2000 BC to around 600 AD and covers parts of Africa, Asia and Europe. You will learn about these ancient cultures in their political literary, social, cultural and religious contexts.

This flexible course allows you to pursue your own interests and choose from a wide range of research-led subjects. 95% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4, 3 and 2* submissions – Classics).

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 University of Reading

25% Sales occupations
15% Finance Professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Media Professionals
10%
10% Administrative occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7

We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

TOEFL (iBT) 100

We require a minimum score of 100 overall with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced

We require a grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.

Cambridge English Proficiency

We require a grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169.

PTE Academic 76

We require a minimum score of 76 overall with at least 64 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Institution's Own Test

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Trinity ISE

Only ISE III and ISE IV are acceptable and we require a Pass in each element.


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)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £22350 year 1
International £22350 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 University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #11 
    • #25 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #37 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #43 
    • #50 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #151 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Reading

About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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Student composition of University of Reading

undergraduates:
11905
postgraduates:
3995
Total:
15900
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