This Oxford course offers an extraordinary range of choices (more than 90 options), reflecting the breadth of interests of those who teach here. The course enables you to study history from the Bronze Age Mediterranean and Near East, through the Roman Empire, middle ages, and early modern period, right up to British, European and world history in the present day. Fruitful comparisons between societies abound, and the methods by which we study them are mutually illuminating. The course is taught through a mixture of tutorials, lectures and classes.
The first year is spent working towards the Preliminary Examination (or "Prelims") in Ancient and Modern History, in which you are examined in four subjects.
During the second and third years of the course, you work towards the final examination, or "Honour School of Ancient and Modern History". All AMH students are examined in six subjects. In addition, you can offer an optional thesis and/or a language option in Ancient Greek or Latin.
For more information on the subjects you can study at Prelims and Finals, please follow the links above.