Undergraduate study in Ancient History

What can you study in Ancient History?

Ancient History opens up the society, culture and politics of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Stage I courses in Ancient History focus on society, culture and art, and define historical development.

At more advanced levels you develop your ability to interpret ancient sources. If you are studying Egyptian history, the study of Egyptian language (hieroglyphics) will be useful (this is taught from Stage II in ANCHIST courses). For ancient Greek history knowledge of Greek language is useful, and for Roman history, Latin. If you plan to advance to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ancient History, you will need some language knowledge.
 

Undergraduate programmes in Ancient History

You can study Ancient History as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Ancient History will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.
 

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Ancient History

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Ancient History as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Ancient History. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Ancient History

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre