Ancient History (V110): Selected Module Descriptions Final Year

Final Year

Compulsory modules

Dissertation (40 credits)

The dissertation is an extended piece of independent research into an area of the student's own interest resulting in a report of 12,000 words. Students will build skills enabling them to identify and explore the appropriate secondary literature (and primary source material, where appropriate), and to interrogate these sources effectively. Students will receive tuition in collating, ordering and referencing their research. Students will complete a sustained piece of academic research drawing on primary and secondary source materials. This module enables students to develop the analytical elements of research and present their research findings professionally. The main focus of supervision will be on assisting the student to structure their core argument effectively, present convincing analysis of the evidence used to sustain their argument, and to prepare a clear introduction and conclusion to the dissertation.

Special Subject A and B (20+20 credits) 


Example optional modules may include:

  • Age of Empire (20 credits)
  • Face to face with Egypt's Gods (20 credits)
  • Death, burial and society (20 credits)
  • Love in Greek Literature (20 credits)
  • Greek, Latin, Akkadian or Egyptian Language at appropriate level (20 or 40 credits)
  • Greek Mythology (20 credits)
  • Hellenistic Literature (20 credits)
  • Myths and Mortals: Mythology in Greek and Roman Visual Arts (20 credits)
  • War, Peace and Diplomacy in the Roman World (20 credits)
  • Late Antiquity (20 credits)
  • Palace Societies (20 credits)
  • Roman Religion and its Limits (20 credits)
  • Sparta (20 credits)