Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

Ancient History


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Ancient history studies society, culture, politics and the intellectual world of old civilisations such as Egypt, Greece or Rome. The ancient history discipline provides information about the history and society of antiquity, from the beginnings of the classical civilization to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Ancient history is connected to similar disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies and philosophy. Ancient history degrees offer students information on such topics as: Egyptian language, ancient world at war, Egyptian religion, Roman revolution, archaeology and artefact studies, ancient and early Christianity. Students will understand the relationships and connections between ancient world civilisations and the influence they had on later periods in history, as well as their relevance to our present society.

Students of ancient history courses develop skills in conducting research, developing historical theories, and presenting their discoveries. They will get in-depth knowledge of a variety of critical approaches to ancient history methodological questions and issues. Programmes in ancient history also equip students with abilities to analyse and summarise content, critically evaluate resources and build relevant arguments in verbal and written communication.

Graduates have moved on to careers in journalism, teaching, public relations, marketing and human resources.

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Certificate Disease and Therapy

The Disease and Therapy programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  aims to examine three key-areas: Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Aegean. Although Egypt offers the most detailed picture regarding diseases and their therapy, important insights may be gained as regards the other two areas, too. 

Certificate Post-Baccalaureate in Public History

Students who already hold an M.A. in History or a closely-related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in public history may apply to the University of West Georgia's History Department to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate in Public History Certificate. The student may pursue a specific area of interest, such as archives or community history, or take a more general course of study.

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