|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
How did the ancient Romans use propaganda? What can everyday objects tell us about life in the ancient past? Immerse yourself in ancient civilisations and explore how they laid the foundations of modern European culture.
From the shores of Roman Britain to ancient Byzantium, studying Ancient History at Kent takes you on a journey through the ancient world, with options to explore literature or archaeology.
In your first year, you take compulsory modules on the civilisations of Greece and Rome as well as an introduction to archaeology. You choose further modules on topics such as empires and classical mythology. You also have the opportunity to study ancient Greek and Latin; the languages of the ancient texts you will encounter during your course.
In your second and final years, you choose from a wide range of modules covering areas including archaic Greece, Greek and Roman medicine, Roman Britain, Hellenic history, and the Roman Empire.
Further options are available in classical literature and culture, archaeology, and higher levels of Latin and Greek.
In your final year, you take either the dissertation or the extended essay module, depending on your academic performance and interest.
You can also apply to take one of our placement modules, where you study museum or heritage studies, and spend time on a relevant internship. The placement modules are subject to a selection process.
Canterbury is an ideal place to study the ancient world. The city’s cathedral forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the area is rich in pre-Roman, Roman, post-Roman and Anglo-Saxon history.
Kent students Molly and Nathan talk about their experiences studying at Kent.
Working or studying abroad is a great opportunity to discover a new culture and demonstrates to future employers that you have the enthusiasm to succeed in a new environment. You can apply to spend a whole year or just a term abroad. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply. See Kent’s Go Abroad pages for more details.
It is possible to spend a year on placement in the UK, gaining valuable workplace experience and increasing your professional contacts. Have a look at the Course structure or the Placement Year information for more details.
You have access to our specialist laboratory for cleaning and sorting finds and our specialist equipment for geophysical surveys, photography, 3D laser scanning and microscopy. Our archaeology technician is on hand to help you as you work.
The University has an excellent library on campus, with journals as well as specialist collections. You can easily access international collections in London and local collections such as the Canterbury Cathedral Library.
The Kent Classical and Archaeological Society organises activities such as essay help sessions and lectures as well as social events and day trips to historical landmarks in the UK and Europe.