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Classics and Ancient History Degrees

Have you always been drawn to the Greco-Roman period? Have you read more Greek plays than you’d care to admit? Got a natural aptitude for languages, even those which are no longer in living usage?

If so, you should definitely think about studying classics and ancient history at university, to learn more about the topic while also developing transferrable skills of use in many graduate careers.

Key Skills

Studying classics and ancient history at university,you will gain the following skills:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical evaluation and interpretation
  • Constructing a defense for an argument
  • Academic research skills
  • Ability to assess competing interpretations
  • Forming conclusions based on evidence
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication
  • Time management and self-discipline
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge of basic statistical techniques
  • Understanding of historical & cultural contexts
  • Understanding of the classical legacy
  • Nuanced appreciation of concepts such as “democracy”