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Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Ancient, Medieval and Modern History

Study the civilisations that fascinate you, develop new skills, and gain valuable experience ready for a wide range of careers from archaeology to the heritage industry.
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Course overview

Join world-leading experts, including practising archaeologists and historians, to study History in all its breadth, from ancient civilisations such as the Minoan and Mycenean period to the present day. You'll take a broad approach to the past, from ancient mythology and the world of predynastic Egypt to the Crusades and the age of Nazi propaganda.  

Our broad remit at Kent means you are free to turn your passions into expertise and make your degree your own. This choice means you can either specialise and find your niche, or take a wider approach and cover a bit of everything, exploring all of history. 

Whatever path you decide to take, you will develop new skills, and gain valuable experience ready for a wide range of careers, from archaeology to the heritage industry – or further afield - and take the first step to wherever you want to go.

Why study Ancient, Medieval and Modern History at Kent?

Uncover History

At Kent you’ll have the opportunity to get hands on – getting involved in fieldwork is a great chance to be a part of a project that uncovers hidden histories.

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Classics at Kent

Classics at Kent was 3rd for student satisfaction in Complete University Guide 2024.    

Get career-ready.

You’ll have the chance to work with local heritage organisations or prepare for teacher training. Discover where your degree could take you   

Your degree, your way.

A wide range of modules, very few of which are compulsory, means you can tailor your degree to your own interests.

Our classics community

You'll join our dynamic and welcoming classics community. Find out more about what we do, and how we help you achieve your ambition.  

Everything you need to know about our Ancient, Medieval and Modern History course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

In your first year, you’ll take core introductory modules on the principles of historical study and research, as well as exploring ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. A range of optional modules allows you to explore a huge breadth of worldwide history ranging across millennia.

How you'll study

All modules have a weekly seminar, and most also have weekly lectures. Assessment at all stages varies from 100% coursework to a combination of examination and coursework.

Meet Abigail

I like getting an insight into the everyday life of people at the time. With archaeology you find the physical objects that bring people to life.

Abigail Spanner is in her second year studying Classical & Archaeological Studies at Kent
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Your future

As a Kent graduate, you will be ready to construct and lead engaging arguments, be quick to recognise context and skilled to propose alternative solutions. And your wide-ranging work with historical sources will improve your ability to think critically, take part in debate and make informed decisions, allowing you to effect change in the places you want to see it.

Career prospects for our classics graduates are wide ranging, with our students launching careers in everything from teaching to business, research to politics. For ancient, medieval and modern history, your specialisation, and modules help boost your prospects, with natural routes into the heritage, archives, museum and archaeology sectors

The creative problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills you develop at Kent can prepare you for a career in any field. The study of history at Kent equips you with the adaptability to thrive in an exciting career in whatever area you are passionate about. This means Kent’s history graduates are ready to step into a career of limitless opportunities, from education to business, charity to government; you’ll have the talent and insight to build the career you want.

Preparing you for success.
Our Careers and Employability team offer a comprehensive programme of workshops, CV clinics, mock assessment centres, alumni talks and careers events to help you succeed when you graduate.
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Fantastic facilities

Our Archaeology Lab is home to state-of-the-art equipment for geophysics, laser scanning and dating. You'll analyse ancient materials and develop technical expertise, so you can explore history while boosting your prospects for the future.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £18,600
  • International
    £18,600
  • UK
    £4,625
  • EU
    £9,300
  • International
    £9,300

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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