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#1 noonehere

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

how do you get into subjects?

Im i think iv finally found what i want to study but i have no idea where to start...

Im wanting to study mythology and ancient history.
I completed year 10
Cert 3 childrens services
Part diploma childrens services

What jobs could you get from the courses?
How and where would i start?

Would it be worthwhile to spend the money or a waste, in the long term i want to go back to work full time.

#2 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

You can study that at university if thats the level you're looking at. I did an arts degree majoring in Latin and Ancient Greek and there were a lot of mature age students. Some universities have a more specific Classics degree which normally requires an ancient language and ancient history. My university (ANU) also had a Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome course which was interesting. University can be costly and time consuming but I imagine it would help more with jobs etc than a certificate or something, especially considering the subject doesn't exactly directly apply to many jobs.

In America a college graduate with a degree in Ancient Greek is actually one of the most likely to get a job straight after graduation, and thats saying a lot in their current employment climate. I don't know what you could do here (I'm not employed in a related area, I'm actually still in the job I had before getting the degree) but I imagine it would be helpful for more jobs then you'd think. A lot of politicians, actors etc. have classics degrees, even Tom Hiddleston from The Avengers, it helps with your research and writing abilities and other people actually seem to acknowledge that, which is kinda rare for an arts degree.

#3 ~Nodnol~

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

A degree in ancient history can lead to many things. Like HerringtoMarmalade said, the skills that you gain in the degree are well respected in many fields.

It depends on what you think you might like to do- some people want to teach history, some use a history degree as a step to further study. I am studying ancient history and will continue on to do a MA in Museum studies so I can become a curator.

If you are interested in studying ancient/myth but not sure if it is for you, have a look at OUA. They have a couple of good starter units on myth in the ancient world.

#4 noonehere

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Thank you for the replys.

Im am unsure what job i would get thats the problem.. I have a huge interest in the area and love theory work (to the point i become obsessive over subjects) but i cant imagine finding a job in the area.

Iv said since DD was born that i want to work in a school for the hours etc but i dont think i could handle being a teacher..

I will have a look at QUA.

#5 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

What if you went on to work at a university? Then you could be paid to obsess over the subject Tounge1.gif This area tends to be quite small so other students and staff are generally very supportive - in my first year I remember being quite shocked when a lecturer contacted me personally to give advice about honours and postgrad despite me never actually seeking out any information. You could even contact lecturers now to ask for advice, I'm sure they'd be quite willing to help.

Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 02 December 2012 - 05:36 PM.


#6 AMPSyd

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Also look into doing distance education through UNE (University of New England, Armidale NSW). Probably an Arts degree with majors in your area of interest.

Your subjects sound very interesting.

#7 ~Nodnol~

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (AMPSyd @ 02/12/2012, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also look into doing distance education through UNE (University of New England, Armidale NSW). Probably an Arts degree with majors in your area of interest.


That's who I study through.

You will definitely want a BA in ancient history op. Even if you just start then see where it takes you? You never know what might come up.




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