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The Exeter Award

Enhance your employability


  • combine subjects not otherwise possible at Exeter
  • cross-subject degrees to suit your interests and career ambitions
  • leads to a named degree title of the subjects you study
  • study two subjects, or sometimes three
  • create your own themed pathway
  • vary the proportion of the subjects each year
  • add vocational elements to your studies
  • opportunities for study and work abroad


First year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Xanten, Germany, reconstructed Roman city gateway In the first two years, your study of Ancient History consists of following any two of these themes:

  • Greek and Roman History
  • Greek and Roman Historical Writers
  • Greek and Roman Society
  • Politics

Each of the themes alternates between Greek and Roman in consecutive years, i.e. according to when you start, you will either follow 'Greek then Roman' or 'Roman then Greek' modules in years 1 and 2 respectively.

This lets you study the main issues of Greek and Roman history, society and political life and to explore the ways in which Greeks and Romans thought about their own past.

Examples of actual modules are:

  • Greek History: Problems and Sources - CLA1001 (30 credits)
  • Roman History: Problems and Sources - CLA1002 (30 credits)
  • Roman Historical Writing - CLA1303 (15 credits)
  • Greek Temples - CLA1351 (15 credits)
  • Ancient Medicine - CLA1307 (15 credits)
  • Globalisation and Identity in the Western Roman Empire - CLA1357 (15 credits)
  • Suetonius and Imperial power - CLA1408 (15 credits)
  • ... the choice varies each year. The current list is under Classics and Ancient History on the College of Humanities' modules web page.


Classics and Ancient History department.