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BA Ancient History and English(For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Level Two, students should have provided evidence of being able to: -

- demonstrate familiarity with the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;

- present a structured and coherent argument;

- have sound knowledge of critical terminology;

- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, including literature before 1800;

- have a sound knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;

- develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical skills; -

- develop and deploy judiciously a range of analytical skills;

- demonstrate a sound critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature;

- demonstrate a command of English syntax, grammar and style via engagement with literary materials;

- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;

- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;

- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;

- adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;

- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;

- develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical and analytical skills;

- understand and reflect upon the nature of history and the limitations of historical evidence;

- engage in comparative historical study of ancient empires, their character and the structures of power and control which sustained them, and in doing so, develop intercultural understanding;

- understand and engage with the challenges of studying subordinate groups in the Graeco-Roman world and think critically about the available sources for them, and in doing so, develop an ability to think cross-culturally across at least the Greek and Roman worlds;

- demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of Ancient Greek and/or Roman history.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to practise as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment

- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility
- decision making


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;

- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;

- demonstrating knowledge of two disciplines;

- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;

- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;

- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;

- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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