Ancient History

Ancient History at UCL uniquely ranges from the third millennium BC to Late Antiquity, from the Middle East to Greece and Rome. You can study a wide sweep of antiquity or focus on a particular culture, theme or period. If you like ancient languages, you can also choose to learn Babylonian, Greek, Hittite, Latin, or Sumerian.

As part of UCL’s History Department we will teach you the general skills that all historians need as well as the specialisms of Ancient History. In your first year you’ll take the methodological core courses which the History department offers to all its students. Throughout your degree you may take modules from other periods of history. You can also take courses in the Greek and Latin department, in Archaeology, and in other relevant departments.  We often teach classes using the unrivalled museum collections at UCL and the British Museum. In other words, you have every opportunity to become an amazing ancient historian.

Ancient History BA

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018
UCAS code
Full-time: 3 years
Application deadline
15 January 2018
London, Bloomsbury
Applications per place
5 (2016 entry)*
Total intake
200 (2018 entry)*
* Figures relate to History subject area
First year students must take:
Students may then also take:
  • Another Survey course (which need not be in ancient history)
  • Ancient Greek, Latin, Akkadian or other ancient language
  • An approved module from another department
Second year students must take:
Students may then also take:
  • Another Survey module (which need not be ancient history)
  • Another Thematic module
  • Two Advanced Seminar modules
  • Ancient Language modules
  • An approved module from another department
Students must take:
Students may then also take:
Entry Requirements
Degree Benefits
Fees and Funding
Application and Next Steps

Mr Ben Karniely

Undergraduate Programmes and Admissions Assistant


+44 (0)20 3108 4231