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B.A. Ancient History: Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Scope & Jobs, Syllabus

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
5 K-15 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About B.A. Ancient History

Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History or B.A Ancient History is a three-year undergraduate degree programme in which the students study about the written past - mainly from the starting of recorded human history up till the middle ages. The B.A Ancient History course covers roughly a duration of 5,000 years, i.e from the period of discovery of the Cuneiform script up till around the 30th century B.C - the proto literate period. Most historians describe this period as ancient history which is preceded by pre-history or pre-historical period.

B.A. Ancient History Eligibility Criteria

B.A. Ancient History aspirants must have qualified their 10+2 exam from a recognised Board from any stream and with a minimum aggregate of 50% in all the qualifying level subjects combined.

B.A. Ancient History Admission Process

Most of the top Universities and colleges conduct their own entrance exam for admission into the B.A Ancient History programme and on the basis of the students’ performance in both the qualifying exam and entrance test, allocation of the seat is done. However, there are multiple colleges or institutions which offers direct admission into the B.A Ancient History programme. 


B.A. Ancient History Syllabus

I Year

  • Early Iron Age
  • History & Post-Classical History
  • Greek & Roman Civilizations
  • Ancient History

II Year

  • Late Ancient History
  • Middle to Late Bronze Age
  • Timeline of Ancient History
  • Prehistory

III Year

  • Early Ancient History
  • Before Christ
  • Classical Antiquity

B.A. Ancient History Career Options and Job Prospects

Either of the following job titles would suit an Ancient History graduate - 

  • Historical Subject Matter Expert
  • Data History Analyst
  • History Teacher
  • Historian
  • Genealogist
  • Archivist
  • Tour Guide
  • Curator
  • Archaeologist

FAQs about B.A. Ancient History

I want admission in B.A. Ancient History. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test , Delhi University Science , Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.A. Ancient History courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.A. Ancient History courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Maharaja Agrasen College (Delhi) , Miranda House University College for Women (Delhi) , K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce (Mumbai) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , St. Andrew College Of Arts Science & Commerce (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.A. Ancient History or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.A. Ancient History ?

The average fee for B.A. Ancient History is INR 5000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.A. Ancient History ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) are : Physical Education , Interaction Design , Journalism and Mass Communication , Information Technology , Digital Editing.

What is the duration of the course B.A. Ancient History ?

B.A. Ancient History is a 3 year course.

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