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Ancient History and Archaeology and Social Anthropology

University of St Andrews

Content

Ancient History at St Andrews is an exciting and diverse subject. It focuses on the ancient Greeks and Romans, but also encompasses their interactions with neighbouring peoples such as the Persians, Carthaginians and Phoenicians.

It includes not just the politics of the ancient Mediterranean world, but also social and cultural history, including topics such as ancient urbanism, imperialism, slavery, gender and the family, religion, warfare and economics.

It extends from the beginnings of Greek writing and urbanism in the eighth century BCE to the collapse of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century CE, and draws on a wide range of sources of evidence, from the writings of ancient historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, Sallust and Livy, to inscriptions, letters, literary texts, art and archaeology.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Department

Classics

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

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