Ancient History and Archaeology BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Ancient History and Archaeology BA (Hons)

This Joint Honours degree enables you to combine Ancient History modules from the Department of Classics and Ancient History with those offered by the Department of Archaeology. The balance is broadly equal, but as you progress through your course you will have several opportunities to follow your particular interests in one or both areas. Your dissertation provides a further opportunity to concentrate your studies in an area that captures your imagination.

In Year 1 you will be introduced to the world of the ancient Greeks and early Imperial Rome, seen from a variety of pe...

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

Start Date



Durham City

Course Address
Palatine Centre
United Kingdom

Application Details

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


We will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. If an applicant has not been able to take 3 Advanced Highers, offers may be made with a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers, or on a number of Highers.

Access to HE Diploma


We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses at Durham.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


17 points (6, 6, 5) in Higher Level subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma


Scottish Advanced Higher


Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Extended Project

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A level


Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking. Information: Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

T Level

At Durham we welcome applications from students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds.  We will consider applicants studying T level qualifications for entry to many of our courses.   Where a course requires subject specific knowledge and this is not covered within the T level being studied, you may need to supplement your T level studies with a suitable qualification to meet this requirement, for example at A level.  Where this is needed this will be clearly stated in our entry requirements.   Detailed entry requirements can be found on individual course entries on our courses database.

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Fees and funding

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £25,750

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