Bachelor of Ancient History

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Macquarie's ancient history program is world leading and the longest running of its kind in Australia. Broader in scope than any similar university program, this degree incorporates Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern, and early Christian and Jewish studies, as well as the Graeco-Roman world. It also includes unique opportunities to study artefacts and undertake field experience on campus and at overseas archaeological sites. It provides a detailed and specialised introduction to the cultures and languages of the ancient world, supported by a wealth of resources that include the on-campus Museum of Ancient Cultures, highly experienced academics and international archaeological digs managed by the University. Students are required to take units in two ancient languages. Ancient Greek, Classical Hebrew, Coptic, Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Latin are all offered from beginner levels.


  • 72 credit points
  • minimum 42 at 200 level
  • minimum 18 at 300 level


  • Ancient history
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural studies
  • Culture
  • History
  • Languages

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde Domestic: $43,500
International: $102,000
  • ATAR: 90
No No information available

Further information

Graduates have found themselves in diverse fields including diplomatic service, advertising, cultural heritage, museums and libraries, tourism, research, archaeology, education and government. This course is offered through internal and external study.

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