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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) History and Ancient History with Employment Experience Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) History and Ancient History with Employment Experience Abroad Programme codeUFA4HPSCTH05
Study mode(s)Part Time
Full Time
Academic year2024/5
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 History to the 1960s and topics as diverse as the Vikings, food and medicine in antiquity, early medieval empires, British politics since 1900, women in society, the Norman conquest, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe and reformation London.

You will become 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.

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.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent gaining employment experience at a suitable location Abroad.

This Employment Experience Abroad variant of the programme is a great way to incorporate graduate-level work placement or placements undertaken outside of the United Kingdom directly into your programme of study, to reflect critically upon these experiences, and for them to count towards the assessment of your degree. There is no better way to gain valuable employment experience that can be rewarded and recognised clearly by future employers. With preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities, including in foreign languages if required, you can also demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness by organising suitable placements in areas of employment related to your interests and potential future career. This variant of the programme also provides a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness. Experiencing the differences and similarities of education and people in another culture will increase your confidence and broaden the ways in which you see and relate to the world and the world of work.

You are required to find your own placement with suitable employers and organisations with preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities. If you are taking this variant you are strongly encouraged to take HUM2000 or HUM2001 (Humanities in the Workplace) at stage 2 and must participate in the pre-departure briefing sessions for Humanities Employment Experience Abroad.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

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 become 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. You will also become 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.

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 College of Humanities, 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.

The programme aims to:

  • Offer an excellent Honours-level education in History and Ancient History
  • Ensure that graduates from the programme are useful, productive and questioning members of society.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Develop students' competence in the specific skills required in History and in Ancient History, and in core academic and personal and key skills.
  • 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.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

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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 modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select either HIH1410 or HIH1420

select either CLA1001 or CLA1002; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

select 15 credits of History modules from this list

select 30 credits of Ancient History modules from this list

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1400 Making History 15Yes
HISS HIH1410 or HIH1420 [See note a above]
HIH1410 Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World 30 No
HIH1420 Understanding the Modern World 30 No
CLA CLA1001-CLA1002 [See note b above]
CLA1001 Greek History: Problems and Sources 30 No
CLA1002 Roman History: Problems and Sources 30 No
HAS1905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HISS S1 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note c above]
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 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
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 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
CLA S1 BA AH CH opt 2022-3 [See note d above]
CLA1201 Classical Language and Texts: Greek I 30 No
CLA1202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA1204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA1251 Classical Language and Texts: Latin I 30 No
CLA1252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA1254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA1005 Greek and Roman Narrative 30 No
CLA1301 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) - Tyranny 15 No
CLA1354 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Brave New Rome of Augustus 15 No
CLA1358 Ancient Sources Material Evidence: Building Communities in Archaic Greece 15 No
CLA1401 Text and Context: Early Greek Poetry 15 No
CLA1405 Text and Context: Roman Laughter 15 No
CLA1508 Ancient World: Roman Philosophy 15 No
CLA1516 Ancient World (Written Evidence): Persuasion in Ancient Greece 15 No

Stage 2


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

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select either CLA2001 or CLA2002; the modules run in alternate years so you must select the one which is running in this academic year.

select 30 credits from this list of Ancient History modules

select 60 credits from the lists of optional History modules in Pathway A, B, C or D (including HUM2000 and HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace; you must take HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation in the final stage).

Compulsory Modules

 Please note, modules CLA2001 and CLA2002 run in alternate years.  Students will take whichever module is running.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA CLA2001-CLA2002 [See note e above]
CLA2001 Greek History: Problems and Sources 30 No
CLA2002 Roman History: Problems and Sources 30 No
HAS2905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA S2 BA AH CH opt 2023-4 [See note f above]
CLA2202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30 No
CLA3204 Classical Language and Texts: Greek III 30 No
CLA2205 Classical Language and Texts: Greek IV 30 No
CLA2252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA2254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin IV 30 No
CLA2006 Greek and Roman Drama 30 No
CLA2302 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the End of the Fifth Century BC 15 No
CLA2307 Ancient Sources (Written Evidence) Ancient Medicine 15 No
CLA2514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
CLA2517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
CLA2507 Ancient World: Greek Philosophy 15 No
CLA2406 Text and Context: Roman Love Elegy 15 No
CLA2410 Text and Context: Writing Women in Ancient Literature 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2023-4 [See note g above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 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
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
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2023-4 [See note g above]
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
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
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2023-4 [See note g above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2023-4 [See note g above]
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HUM HUM2000-HUM2001
HUM2000 Humanities in the Workplace 30 No
HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace 15 No
HUM HUM2004-HUM2005
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad 120Yes

Stage 4


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.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select a Dissertation in either Ancient History or History: CLA3009 or HIH3005 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

if selecting HIH3005, select 60 credits from this list of optional Ancient History modules.

if selecting CLA3009, select a 60 credit History Special Subject.

 if selecting HIH3005, select 30 credits from this list of optional Comparative Histories modules in Pathway B.

 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA3009 Dissertation [See note h above]30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation [See note h above]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CLA Final Stage BA Ancient History-Classical Studies CH options 2023-4 [See note i above]
CLA3008 The Age of Cicero 30 No
CLA3033 Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds 30 No
CLA3045 Thucydides and the Idea of History 30 No
CLA3056 Ovid and the Erotic Passions 15 No
CLA3059 Classical Language and Texts: Greek V: Imperial Greek Prose 30 No
CLA3113 Art in Greek Society 15 No
CLA3123 Applied Classics 15 No
CLA3124 Receptions of the Classical Body 30 No
CLA3125 Reading and Writing Greek Literature in the Hellenistic World 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
CLA3252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30 No
CLA3254 Classical Language and Texts: Latin III 30 No
CLA3255 Greek Political Thought 15 No
CLA3257 Living in the Roman World: Society and Culture 30 No
CLA3263 Being and Not-Being in Greek Philosophy: from Parmenides to Aristotle 15 No
CLA3267 Dialogues with the Past: Creative Interpretative Project 15 No
CLA3274 The Persians in a Near Eastern Context 30 No
CLA3275 Women Writing Classics 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
History UG Final Year Special Subjects 2024-5 [See note j above]
HIH3415 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53 60 Yes
HIH3416 Critics of Empire 60 Yes
HIH3417 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914 60 Yes
HIH3422 Street Protest and Social Movements in the Modern Era 60 Yes
HIH3426 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century 60 Yes
HIH3430 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern encounters with the ancient world 60 Yes
HIH3433 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822 60 Yes
HIH3434 The Body in Early Modern England 60 Yes
HIH3436 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World 60 Yes
HIH3437 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages 60 Yes
HIH3438 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 60 Yes
HIH3439 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 60 Yes
HIH3441 Britons Abroad: The Experience of Travel, c. 1650-1900 60 Yes
HIH3442 From Its Cradle to Its Grave? The National Health Service in Britain, 1948-Present 60 Yes
HIH3444 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s 60 Yes
HIH3450 Decolonisation and Colonial Conflict 60 Yes
HIH3451 Borders and Mobilities in Postcolonial South Asia 60 Yes
HIH3452 Whiteness: A Global History 60 Yes
HIH3448 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 60 Yes
HISS SF BA Comparative 2023-4 [See note k above]
HIH3632 Violence 30 No
HIH3633 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
HIH3634 Race, Resistance, and Decolonisation 30 No
HIH3619 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3626 Heroes: Conceptions, Constructions and Representations 30 No
HIH3628 Civil Wars 30 No
HUM HUM3000s
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
HUM3016 Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design 30 No
HUM3003A Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 15 No
HUM3003 Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 30 No
HUM3004 Transforming the Tablet: Digital Approaches to Ancient Text and Artefact 15 No
HISS SF BA Co-listed 2023-4
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
THE3224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA3047 Oral History: Principles and Practice 15 No
ARA3048 Oral History: Principles and Practice 30 No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 No
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARAM251 Esotericism and the Magical Tradition 30 No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC2406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC2120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 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 an understanding of the philosophical problems confronting historians.
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. Ancient History
8. Show knowledge of how quantitative data can be used in historical research. Ancient History
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.

ILO’s 1, 2 and 3 are developed though lectures, seminars, and written work. ILO 1 is further developed at stage two. ILO’s 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 the stage one Making History and stage two Doing History as a way of addressing ILO 4, and concentrate on doing so in the Dissertation at stage 3. More generally, the choice of essays that they are given in all modules develops this skill in them from the outset of their programme. ILO 5 is a requirement of all modules, but there is particular primary source emphasis - developing in complexity as the student progresses through the stages of the programme - at level 1 in Understanding the

Medieval and early Modern World and Understanding the Modern World, at level 2 Doing History, and at level 3 in the Special Subject and Dissertation. Students are given clear guidelines about 6 in the Undergraduate Handbook, and are instructed in such matters in Making History, and are expected to demonstrate it in all modules. 7 is developed through Sources ad 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 essays, oral presentations, wikis, 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. Comprehend complex terminology and discourses, and deploy such terminology in a comprehensible manner.
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 essays, wikis, dissertations, assessed presentations, and examinations.

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 a word processor and the world-wide web 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.
37. If taking 'Doing History' and/or Dissertation in either subject: Plan the execution of demanding work over a very long time scale.
38. If taking History Varieties: Evaluate peers’ work formally in a structured setting.

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

ILO 29 is developed through essay and presentation work throughout the programme.

ILO 30 is developed through making History at stage one (end of term deadline), Doing History at stage two (3 formal deadlines over the year) and, at stage three, through the Dissertation, whether in History or Ancient History, which has a single end of year deadline.

ILO 31 is developed through seminars, which form the whole or part basis of all modules. The skills in 31 and ILO 32 are developed to some extent in all modules, through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual. However, there is particular emphasis on ILO’s 31, 32 and 33 in stage one Making History, where students work as part of a team to present and respond to the presentations of others, and in the Uses of the Past and Comparative Histories at stages two and three.

The skills in ILO’s 28, 29 and 30 are assessed in all History modules. ILO 30 is covered by the fact that students write essays which are summatively assessed of differing lengths. In addition, where applicable, presentations are formally assessed – by peers with tutor moderation in Comparatives, and by the tutor in Specials. Self-assessment (ILO 31) forms the basis of summative assessment in Sources and Skills. Timed examinations form part of the assessment for Perspectives, Options and (where applicable) Special Subjects:-Context (67%). Formative assessment of work in seminars (33) takes place in Options, and there is assessment of presentations as stated above. 37, where applicable, is covered by the Dissertation (in either subject) and, to a lesser extent, 'Doing History'. Where applicable, team work skills are formally assessed in Uses of the Past by peer assessment of group presentations (34-36, 38).

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must normally achieve an average mark of at least 50% in Stage 1. If you do not achieve an average mark of 50% in Stage 1, you will be interviewed to determine whether you can continue on the Employment Experience Abroad programme; if you do not succeed in that interview you will be required to transfer to the three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Employment Experience are selected. If you are unsuccessful in your application for Employment Experience Abroad, you will be transferred to the three-year programme.

HUM3997 Employment Experience Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA History and Ancient History with Employment Experience Abroad. If you fail the Employment Experience your degree title will be commuted to BA History and Ancient History.

Classification

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

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) History and Ancient History with Employment Experience Abroad

19. UCAS Code

V192

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Classics and ancient history (including Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek)
[Honours] History

23. Dates

Origin Date

21/08/2017

Date of last revision

27/03/2023