There is a proud tradition of Ancient History at Queen’s, where the subject has been taught during the last half-century by such notable scholars as A.E. Astin, K.M.T. Atkinson (Chrimes), R.M. Errington, J.B. Salmon and R.J.A. Talbert. Their present-day successors are Professor Brian Campbell, Dr John R. Curran and Professor David Whitehead.
The degree programmes in Ancient History offer a range of modules on the ancient Mediterranean world, from early Greece to the late Roman Empire. We aim to offer a curriculum, in both Greek and Roman history, which combines breadth and accessibility for those coming fresh to the subject — as most of our students now do — with sufficient depth and rigour for those who decide to specialise in it.
From 2012 entry students will take a combined programme in History (single or joint honours), with Ancient History options incorporated into the History programme structure.
Ancient History can be studied as Major/Minor or Joint Honours.
Joint Honours - Ancient History and another subject (e.g. Anthropology, Archaeolgy, English, Modern History, Politics). In this degree time is shared equally between two subjects.
Major/Minor - Ancient History and another subject (e.g. Anthropology, Archaeolgy, English, Modern History, Politics). In this your time will be divided two-thirds Ancient History and one-third to another subject. Alternatively, you can major in another subject, such as Archaeology or Politics.