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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) History and Ancient History

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) History and Ancient History Programme codeUFA3HPSCTH05
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The History and Ancient History programme builds on a broad foundation in the first year, to highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth.  There is a diverse amount of module choice covering time periods from the Greek and Roman world to the contemporary era.

History at the University of Exeter gives you the tools you need to study the history that interests you.  It develops a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in the first year, builds on this in the second year as you begin to become an independent researcher, and culminates in the opportunity to produce highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth. There is a huge amount of module choice available to you, covering time periods from the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century, and topics as diverse as migration and mobility, indigenous peoples in Latin America, the history of health and its politics, women in society, the Vikings, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe, and histories of material things.

For Ancient History, you will study the main issues of Greek and Roman History, consider the problems that are posed for modern scholars seeking to access that history, and explore the ways in which Greeks and Romans thought about their own past. You’ll also have the chance to explore the main issues in Greek and Roman society, politics, religion and philosophy.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. Offer an excellent Honours-level education in History and Ancient History
2. Ensure that graduates from the programme are useful, productive and questioning members of society.
3. Produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of History through a combination of both broad and detailed focuses on particular aspects of the past, study of a range of time periods, and study of different geographical areas; who understand the methods which historians use to study the past; and who can analyse the development of past societies
4. Produce graduates who are grounded in the main themes of Ancient History through a combination of modules which develop a deep understanding of some pervasive and problematic features of the discipline.
5. Develop students' competence in the specific skills required in History and in Ancient History, and in core academic and personal and key skills.
6. Offer a wide range of choice within the programme of study, insofar as this choice is consistent with the coherence and intellectual rigour of the degree

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in History and Ancient History, through extended engagement with primary sources and methodologies, relevant critical material, and theoretical contexts.

You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your independent study skills through a piece of individual research. 

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in History, or related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. History and Ancient History, like other programmes offered within the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, encourages you to become a global citizen, a productive, useful and questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including consultancy, market research, the civil service, education, teaching, new media industries, journalism and publishing, research, charities, information science, advertising and public relations.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College website:

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in any stage of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 1


45 credits of compulsory History modules, 30 credits of compulsory Ancient History modules, 15 credits of optional History modules, and 30 credits of optional Ancient History module.

Compulsory Modules

a You must select HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History OR HIH1422 Understanding Modern History.

b CLA1001 and CLA1002 run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1137 Becoming a Historian: Core 15Yes
HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History [See note a above]30No
HIH1422 Understanding Modern History [See note a above]30No
CLA1001 Greek History: Problems and Sources [See note b above]30No
CLA1002 Roman History: Problems and Sources [See note b above]30No

Optional Modules

c Select 15 credits from Stage 1 Option Modules History.

d Select 30 credits from Stage 1 Option Modules Ancient History.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS S1 new BA SH opt 2023-4
HIH1002 Losing an Empire, Finding a Role: Britain Since 1945 15 No
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1042 Murder in Early Modern England 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1051 Everyday Life in the Anglophone Caribbean, c.1900-1966 15 No
HIH1053 Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1408 The Dissolution of the Monasteries 15 No
HIH1411 From Wigan Pier to Piccadilly: Britain between the Wars 15 No
HIH1501 The Viking Phenomenon 15 No
HIH1505 The First Crusade 15 No
HIH1506 The First Day of the Somme 15 No
HIH1585 Ladies of the Night: Prostitution in the Victorian World 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1600 Images of Stalinism 15 No
HIH1607 JFK 15 No
HIH1612 Renaissance Florence 1350-1550 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1615 Imperial Science, Race, and Exploration in the Long 19th Century 15 No
HIH1616 Producing Poverty: Peasants in a Global Perspective, 700-1300CE 15 No
HIH1618 Body, Border, Partition: Understanding Violence in South Asia 15 No
HIH1140 Confinement, Care, Cure: Psychiatric Institutions in the Twentieth Century 15 No
HIH1539 Early Modern Things: Materials as Historical Sources 15 No
HIH1534 Maritime Power in the Age of Nelson 15 No
HIH1532 The History of Strategic Thinking 15 No
HIH1412 Early Modern Magic and Witchcraft 15 No
CLA S1 BA AH CH opt 2023-4
CLA1202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA1204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA1252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA1254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA1517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA1006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
CLA1025 Classical Language and Texts Greek I (A) 15 No
CLA1026 Classical Language and Texts: Greek I (B) 15 No
CLA1027 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (A) 15 No
CLA1028 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I (B) 15 No
CLA1302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA1307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA1406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA1410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
CLA1507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
CLA1514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory Ancient History modules, 30 credits of optional Ancient History modules, 60 credits of optional History modules.

Compulsory Modules

e CLA2001 and CLA2002 run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA2001 Greek History: Problems and Sources [See note e above]30No
CLA2002 Roman History: Problems and Sources [See note e above]30No

Optional Modules

f Select 30 credits from Stage 2 Option Modules Ancient History.

Select 60 credits from a single History Route A, B, C or D . You must take HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 Research Dissertation in the final stage).

History Route A
2 History option modules. Ancient History Dissertation in final stage

History Route B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past + 1 other History option. Ancient History Dissertation in final stage

History Route C
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + 1 other History option. History Dissertation in final stage

History Route D
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + HIH2002 Uses of the Past. History Dissertation in final stage

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA AH CH opt 2022-3 [See note f above]
CLA2005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA2205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA2254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA2301 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Tyranny 15 No
CLA2354 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Brave New Rome of Augustus 15 No
CLA2358 Ancient Sources Material Evidence: Building Communities in Archaic Greece 15 No
CLA2401 Text and Context: Early Greek Poetry 15 No
CLA2405 Text and Context: Roman Laughter 15 No
CLA2508 Ancient World: Roman Philosophy 15 No
CLA2516 Ancient World (Written Evidence): Persuasion in Ancient Greece 15 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2022-3 History Route A
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2022-3 History Route B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2022-3 History Route C
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2022-3 History Route D
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No

Stage 3


0-30 credits of compulsory Ancient History modules, 0-30 credits of compulsory History modules, 30-60 credits of optional Ancient History modules, and 30-60 credits of optional History modules.

Compulsory Modules

 Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select CLA3009 Ancient History Dissertation.

 Route C or D taken in stage 2 - Select either HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 History Research Dissertation.

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA3009 Dissertation 30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation 30No
HIH3006 Research Project Dissertation 30No

Optional Modules

Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select one 30 Credit Ancient History Option. Select a Special Subject pair consisting of both a Sources and Context module) for 60 credits.

Route C or D taken in stage 2 - You must select 30 credits from Concepts Modules, or 30 credits of option modules from outside of History via modularity.  Select 60 credits of Ancient History options.

If choosing option modules outside your named subjects, you must make sure that your total for both History and Ancient History is 90 credits each over the second and final year. This is to insure you meet the requirements needed for the degree title.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA SF BA AH CH opt 2022-3 Ancient History Options
CLA3007 The Crisis of the Athenian Polis 30 No
CLA3028 Philip II and Alexander the Great of Macedon 30 No
CLA3042 Ancient Literary Criticism 30 No
CLA3056 Ovid and the Erotic Passions 15 No
CLA3059 Classical Language and Texts: Greek V: Imperial Greek Prose 30 No
CLA3108 The World of Late Antiquity 30 No
CLA3118 The World(s) of Didactic Poetry 30 No
CLA3123 Applied Classics 15 No
CLA3124 Receptions of the Classical Body 30 No
CLA3202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA3205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA3206 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA3251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin V: Epic 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA3255 Greek Political Thought 15 No
CLA3263 Being and Not-Being in Greek Philosophy: from Parmenides to Aristotle 15 No
CLA3264 Ancient Science and Society 15 No
CLA3267 Dialogues with the Past: Creative Interpretative Project 15 No
CLA3273 Polybios and the Challenge of Change 15 No
CLA3274 The Persians in a Near Eastern Context 30 No
CLA3276 Courage in the Ancient World 15 No
CLA3277 Lost Works and Fragments 15 No
CLA3278 Roman Political Thought 15 No
CLA3279 Knowledge, Wealth and Power in the Ancient World 30 No
CLA3252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
HISS SF BA Sources and Contexts 2022-3 Special Subjects
HIH3042 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3043 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Context) 30 No
HIH3157 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Sources 30 No
HIH3158 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Context 30 No
HIH3167 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Sources 30 No
HIH3168 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Context 30 No
HIH3170 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Sources 30 No
HIH3171 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Context 30 No
HIH3187 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Sources 30 No
HIH3188 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Context 30 No
HIH3250 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Sources 30 No
HIH3251 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Context 30 No
HIH3257 The Russian Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3258 The Russian Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3266 Magic in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3267 Magic in the Middle Ages: Context 30 No
HIH3277 The Medieval Reformation: Sources 30 No
HIH3278 The Medieval Reformation: Context 30 No
HIH3298 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Sources 30 No
HIH3299 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Context 30 No
HIH3314 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Context 30 No
HIH3315 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Sources 30 No
HIH3316 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Context 30 No
HIH3317 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Sources 30 No
HIH3318 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Sources 30 No
HIH3319 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Context 30 No
HIH3324 Britain and Slavery: Sources 30 No
HIH3325 Britain and Slavery: Context 30 No
HIH3326 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Context 30 No
HIH3327 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Sources 30 No
HIH3132 The Body in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3133 The Body in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
HIH3639 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Context 30 No
HIH3640 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Sources 30 No
HIH3635 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Contexts) 30 No
HIH3636 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Sources) 30 No
History UG Final Stage Concepts Concepts Modules
HIH3329 The Future of History 30 No
HIH3330 Communications 30 No
HIH3331 Elites 30 No
HIH3332 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3333 Heroes 30 No
HIH3334 Civil Wars 30 No
HIH3335 Violence 30 No
HIH3336 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3337 Race 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical problems confronting historians.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the recurring themes in History, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war; of the main themes in particular topics selected for modules; trace the key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter; evaluate complex themes in History; make close specialist evaluation of key developments within particular periods/topics.
3. Show awareness of the variety of approaches taken to historical research; ability to evaluate the professionalism and scholarly value of historical works; ability to evaluate the reasons for changes in historiographical approaches.
4. Define a suitable research topic in the subject area and pursue it to completion.
5. Use different types of historical source; evaluate different and complex types of historical source; use primary sources in a professional manner.
6. Present work in the format expected of historians, including footnoting and bibliographical references.
7. Show knowledge of how quantitative data can be used in historical research.
8. Demonstrate an awareness of the main problems and issues bearing upon Greek and Roman history, and be able to analyse them critically and creatively.
9. Demonstrate an awareness of and critical engagement with aspects of Greek and roman society, and be able to evaluate the similarities and differences with our own society.
10. Evaluate, analyse and synthesise a wide range of sources relating to ancient Greece and Rome.
11. Describe and evaluate a range of viewpoints on problems of interpretation and evaluation, and adopt a variety of critical approaches to the subject drawn from different disciplines within the subject area.

1, 2 and 3 are developed at stage one in all modules, though lectures, seminars, and written work. 1 is further developed especially in the Uses of the Past module at stage two. 2 and 3 form the backbone of all modules taken at all stages, but the level of complexity and nuance develops according to stage.  Students are encouraged to use stage two Doing History in the Digital Age as a way of addressing 4, and concentrate on doing so in the Dissertation at stage 3. More generally, the assignments that they are given in all modules develops this skill in them from the outset of their programme. 5 is a requirement of all modules, but primary source emphasis develops in complexity as the student progresses through the stages of the programme.  Students are given clear guidelines about 6 in the Student Handbook, and are instructed in such matters at stage one, and are expected to demonstrate it in all modules. 7 is developed through Sources and Skills and may be developed in other elective modules. Many modules have a requirement of some work with quantitative data.

8-11 are developed through Ancient History modules at all levels by means of essays, gobbet answers, discussion in seminars, and oral presentations. 8 and 9 are specifically addressed through modules offered at levels 1 and 2, and may also be developed in relation to particular topics and periods through specialised modules and the optional dissertation at level 3. 10 and 11 form the backbone of all Ancient History modules at all levels, though greater sophistication is expected at level 3.

The assessment of all these skills is through a combination of term-time coursework, oral presentations, blogs, project and dissertation work, and examinations. The criteria of assessment pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

12. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources.
13. Show awareness of contrasting approaches to research and judge between competing views.
14. Judge between competing views.
15. Show a clear understanding of the nature of both qualitative and quantitative evidence.
16. Show clear awareness of the basic philosophical questions arising from academic research.
17. Think and write broadly about large themes.
18. Comprehend complex terminology and discourses, and deploy such terminology in a comprehensible manner.
19. Use a library and the world-wide web to find information.
20. Deploy argument, based on professional standards of evidence use.
21. Identify problems of reliability and bias in, and more generally evaluate, evidence.
22. Collate data from a range of sources.
23. Reference sources accurately in written work.
24. Answer questions concisely in writing.
25. Present work and answer questions orally.
26. Ask pertinent and intellectually demanding questions of other students.
27. Focus on and comprehend complex tasks.

These skills are all developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).

All these skills are assessed through a combination of term-time coursework, blogs, dissertations, assessed presentations, and examinations (Ancient History).

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

28. Undertake independent study and work to deadlines.
29. Use ICT to a high standard.
30. Digest, select and organise material for written work and oral presentations, and write to varying word lengths.
31. Evaluate own work.
32. Sit timed, unseen examinations of a challenging nature.
33. Participate in oral discussions; present and evaluate complex arguments and ideas orally; digest, select and organise material for oral presentations.
34. Work with others as part of a team on challenging material.
35. Interact effectively with peers and staff.
36. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.

ILO 28 is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme but is particularly developed in the Dissertation.

The other ILOs are all developed throughout the programme.

The skills in ILOs 28, 29 and 30 are assessed in all History modules. ILO 30 is particularly covered by the fact that students produce coursework, summatively assessed, of differing lengths. The other ILOs are assessed at the various programme stages, and/or form an integral part of the learning experience.

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

All students within History and Ancient History have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate students at the start of their programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Programme handbooks and other useful information can be accessed via the student intranet: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/taughthandbook/ .

Other useful information and student resources can be accessed via the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE): http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/login/index.php , which has specific information on library skills, essay writing and research skills.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) History and Ancient History

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

Level 1
Level 1

23. Dates

Origin Date

21/09/2022

Date of last revision

25/09/2023