Are you interested in world history? Would you like to trace the development of societies from antiquity to modernity? On our joint honours programme Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, you gain practical and broad insight into the study of history across millennia.
You learn how to approach and critically analyse many types of sources within their proper contexts, and gain an understanding of exactly how they have impacted upon different individuals, groups and events – both in the past and in the present day.
The programme draws upon the research and teaching expertise of both the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies and the School of History. You benefit from the wide range of expertise and the interdisciplinary culture across departments. You can also choose to study ancient languages, literature and mythology, as well as drama and philosophy.
In your first year of study, you are introduced to the principles of historical study and research. You explore ancient civilisations and may also engage with other time periods.
During all stages of your studies you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interest. Our wide range of modules include topics like the British Empire, World War One and Two, ancient Egypt, and the crusades.
In your final year of study, there is an option to take a dissertation module in History on a subject of your choice or you can complete an archaeological project. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.
You may use our specialist laboratory for cleaning and sorting archaeological 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.
Kent’s Templeman Library gives you access to a wide range of topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format. In addition, we host the British Cartoon Archive, an illuminating resource for studying recent history. Our Special Collections and Archives also hold a rare and complete set of British official histories of both world wars.
You can gain easy access to international collections in London and local collections such as the Canterbury Cathedral Library, too.
Your designated academic advisor provides guidance for your studies and academic development. Our Student Learning Advisory Centre also offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.
You may want to join one of the many student-led cultural societies at Kent, including:
We work closely with external organisations, such as the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, and you may have the opportunity to take part in fieldwork activities.