BA History and Latin (3 year)

Course Overview

The BA History and Latin degree covers the periods of Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History, as well the study of Latin language..

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

  • A UNIQUE STUDY EXPERIENCE IN THE UK! New students who are admitted to our BA programmes will be offered Centenary Graduate Scholarships to reward academic achievement. The Excellence and Merit scholarships will be available to EU, UK and International students who have completed a full-time three or four year BA programme, achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme in the College.
  • BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee Excellence scholarship for the MA year. 
  • BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a Merit scholarship and pay £1,000 fees for the MA year.
  • Students can take a study trip or field project module. 
  • Students have the option of a semester abroad in Hong Kong or the USA.
  • In the final year students take a ‘special subject’ module focusing on a topic, culminating in a dissertation.
  • Modules are offered through the medium of Welsh.
  • Students study intermediate and advanced Latin language.
  • Students can take a work-placement through the “Literacy through Latin” project. Have a look at our blog.
  • Students can teach beginners Latin to members of the local community during the summer in the ‘Latin in the Park’/’Talk like an Egyptian’ project.
  • Our students have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • The History student society organises social and cultural events and has won many awards for best event or best society.  Follow us on Twitter: @SUHistSoc.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 2 (Level 5)

HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
HIH237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Practice of History
Optional Modules
Joint Honours History 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Making of Transatlantic America
AM-218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Re-Thinking the South: Southern Culture and History, 1865-1955
AM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20John F. Kennedy and America
HIH2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Heirs of Rome: The Making of Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam in the Early Middle Ages, 400-800
HIH2017Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The State of the Church in Later Medieval Europe
HIH222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815
HIH226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Post-War Reconstruction: Europe 1945 - 1956
HIH227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medieval Britain 1250-1461
HIH235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Golden Age of Iberia, 1450-1700
HIH240Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Europe 1500-1650: Renaissance, Reformation and Religious War
HIH246Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Enlightenment and the Eighteenth-Century World
HIH251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and British Society 1688 - 1815
HIH252Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20War and Society in the Anglo-Norman World
HIH253Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Welsh Century: Politics, Nationality and Religion, 1847-1947
HIH255Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20First World War: Politics, Society and Culture 1870-1933
HIH258Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Occupied Europe 1938 - 1947
HIH259Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20British Atlantic World c.1550-1760
HIH260Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20From Athens to Los Alamos: Science in the Ancient & Modern Worlds
HIH264Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hanes ar y Teledu
HIH266Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Researching and Re-telling the Past : The Swansea University Centenary (TB1)
HIH267Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The History of the Mass Media in the United Kingdom
HIH268Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20From War to Revolution: France 1914-1968
HIH272Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Cold War
HIH272WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Credoau'r Cymry: Astudio Athroniaeth ac Athrawiaeth Gymreig o Safbwynt Rhyngwladol
HUA203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Digital War
HUA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Wars and Conflicts
ML-242Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Fascisms
PO-256Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Genocide
PO-281Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20British Politics and Public Policy
SHP206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Maximum Efficiency? Medicine and Society c. 1500-2000
Optionals 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : The module CLP200 is not available for pre-enrolment, but will be advertised to Level 2 students at the start of the first semester. Students who wish to apply to take the module will need to submit a project proposal during the first term.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC205Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Homer and Heroism: Homer
CLC206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Reading Classical Civilisation
CLH2001Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ancient and Historic Places (Study-Trip/Field project; Ancient History)Please note CLH2001 requires students to pay for and participate in a study trip to Greece during the Easter Vacation 2015.
CLH215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Archaic Greece (Level 2)
CLH216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome
CLH274Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Roman Empire 2: Central Power and Local Culture, AD 14-235
CLH275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rome and the Mediterranean, 264-146 BC
CLH281Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The History and Archaeology of Roman Britain
CLH284Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Writing Ancient History
CLH292Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20History of Ancient Technology and Engineering
CLH297Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLH299Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Chastity and Promiscuity: Women in Aristophanes and Plato (Level 2)
HIH2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Heirs of Rome: The Making of Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam in the Early Middle Ages, 400-800
HIH260Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20From Athens to Los Alamos: Science in the Ancient & Modern Worlds

Year 3 (Level 6)

HE Level 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
History Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have the option of selecting the History Dissertation or scroll down to select the Dissertation in your other subject area. Students must select 60 credits in each teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40History Dissertation
AND
History Optional 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
AM-335Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The American Civil War in History and Memory
AM-337Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall": America in the 1960s
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HIH3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Renaissance Venice
HIH3033Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Weimar Germany 1918 - 1933
HIH3171Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family, Sex and Intimacy in Early Modern England
HIH3178Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20European Empires in the East. A comparative analysis
HIH3215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Media and Society in the 1930s
HIH3301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Welsh society in the later Middle Ages, 1267-1536 (Level 3)
HIH3318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Invention, innovation and technological revolutions
HIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of Violence
HIH3326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain since 1945
HIH3330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Class, Community and Conflict: South Wales Industrial Society, 1800-2000
HIH377Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Grand Tour, c1550 - c.1800
HIH378Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1791
HIH396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20From Machiavelli to Mussolini: Government and society in Western political thought
HUA301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gunfighter Nation: the West in History, Mythology and Fiction
HUA305Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Spanish Civil War - Its Origins, Course and Legacy
HUA306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Aftermaths of War
HUA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Real War, Imagined War: War in Literature, Art and Cinema
SHP353Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hospitals in History c1700 - 1948
AND
Latin Language 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must take 40 credits of Latin at an appropriate level.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLL300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching Literacy through Latin 2
CLL321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language I
CLL322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language II
CLL325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 3)
CLL327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)
CLL329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 3
CLL330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 4
AND
Latin Optional 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLC303Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Greek Romance: Sea, Sun and Sex
CLC305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Homer and Heroism: Homer
CLC307Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Classics in the Cinema
CLH375Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Rome and the Mediterranean 264-146 BC
CLH381Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The History and Archaeology of Roman Britain
CLH388Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Late Antiquity; The Transformation of the Roman World AD 250-600
CLH393Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Archaic Greece
CLH397Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Alexander and the Hellenistic world
CLH399Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Chastity and Promiscuity: Women in Aristophanes and Plato
CLP300Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching Ancient History - Schools Placement Module
HIH3318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Invention, innovation and technological revolutions
HIH3319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20A History of Violence
Ancient History Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLD300Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation
AND
Latin Language 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CLL300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching Literacy through Latin 2
CLL321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language I
CLL322Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Latin Language II
CLL325Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Further Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Further Latin 2 (Level 3)
CLL327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 1 (Level 3)
CLL328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)
CLL329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Advanced Latin 3
CLL330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Advanced Latin 4
AND
History Special Subject 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (I)
HIH3230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Reign of King John 1199-1216: Misrule and Magna Carta (II)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3257Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Blood and Roses: England 1450-1475
HIH3258Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Blood and Roses: England 1475-1500
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3247Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Art and Society in Early Renaissance Italy (I): The Fine Arts
HIH3248Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art and Society in Early Renaissance Italy (II): Patrons and Artists
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3233Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Reformation in England and Europe (i)
HIH3234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Reformation in England and Europe (ii)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (I)
HIH3228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Merchants & Marvels. Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (II)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Liberty, Slavery, and the American Revolution I: Liberty
HIH3218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Liberty, Slavery, and the American Revolution II: Slavery
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3313Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Imperial Nation? (1): Britain and empire 1750-1830
HIH3314Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Imperial Nation? (2): Britain and Empire 1830-1900
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (1)
HIH3254Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fear, Conformity and Oppression in Fascist Italy (II)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3225Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Vienna (i) 1900-1934
HIH3226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Vienna (ii) 1934 - 1955
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3315Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20France in Crisis 1934-1944 Part One
HIH3316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France in Crisis, 1934-1944 Part Two
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Britain and the United States in the Nuclear Age I
HIH3329Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Britain and the United States in the Nuclear Age II
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Long 1968: Protest in a Global Perspective, 1960-1980 (I)
HIH3222Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Long 1968: Protest in a Global Perspective, 1960-1980 (II)
OR
 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH3322Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cymru a'r Rhyfel Mawr 1880-1918
HIH3323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymru a'r Rhyfel Mawr 1918-2014

Description

Students take six modules, three in History and three in Latin.

Entry Requirements

All applicants receive individual consideration. Our preferred offers for UK applicants are BBB-BBC at A-level with a B in History and an A level in Latin. However, flexible offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement.

For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate, a typical offer would be 32-30 points. We ask for Welsh Baccalaureate plus BC at A-level. Access candidates should have 15 Distinctions and 18 Merits.

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Student Quotes

"Since studying a Joint BA with Latin at Swansea University I am now an Editorial and Production Assistant for a magazine company."

Isabel Crouch


"I graduated with a First-Class Honours History degree from Swansea University. My three years as an undergraduate here were truly the most enjoyable of my life so far! Looking back, the BA degree was everything I hoped it would be.”  

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cath Horler

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Employability and Careers

93.6 per cent* of History Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and/or further study six months after graduation.

Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in History will put you in a great position to succeed in a wide range of careers. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Our programmes include various forms of assessment, teamwork through seminars, tutorials and group presentations and an independent study - dissertation module. You will learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All of these skills will ensure you can compete very successfully in the employment market.

Our students have progressed to a broad range of work sectors including education, recruitment, marketing, management, and heritage, working for companies such as:

  • Mercedes Benz
  • English Heritage
  • St Fagans National History Museum

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

  • MA Modern History
  • MA History
  • MA Early Modern History
  • MA Communication, Media Practice and PR

*First–degree Swansea University graduates of History. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.

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