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

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

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

- demonstrate a coherent and detailed command of the key concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which constitute English studies

- demonstrate a skilled knowledge of generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,

- present a structured and coherent argument

- have detailed knowledge of critical terminology

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

- have an advanced knowledge of how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;

- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of critical skills;

- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of analytical skills;

- demonstrate a command of the English language via an engagement with literary materials;

- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of Ancient History, including:
*recent scholarship in the student’s historical specialisms;
*chronological continuity and change over a long timespan;
*how people have thought, acted and organised their societies in a range of societies and cultures;
*techniques for close work on sources, both primary and secondary.

- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;

- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;

- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;

- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;

- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;

- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;

- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable;

- show a further enhanced knowledge of Ancient Greek and/or Roman history: the aspect(s) involved will depend on choice of options;

- demonstrate an ability to initiate, research and complete independent study into a chosen topic or topics in Ancient History.

Transferable (key) skills

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

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;

- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;

- the deployment of decision-making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;

- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;

- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


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 of both disciplines;

- work that draws on a wide variety of material;

- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;

- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the disciplines;

- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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