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Undergraduate | MUR-HIS209 | 2024

The Rise and 'Fall' of the Roman Empire

Unpack the power and reach of the Roman Empire. You’ll gaze back at its distinctive politics, architecture, and iconic leaders like Julius Caesar. Trace the key moments and figures that changed Rome’s trajectory in world history.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
26 Feb 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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The Rise and 'Fall' of the Roman Empire

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Appraise the enduring importance of the Roman Empire, including the ideologies, themes, cultures and events that gave rise to its power, and assess the degree to which it ever "fell".
    2. Identify, interpret and use appropriate primary and secondary sources in the completion of a research project.
    3. Critically analyse historical evidence and scholarship, demonstrating an awareness of different conceptual approaches and how interpretations of the past might differ.
    4. Demonstrate articulate communication skills by constructing evidence-based arguments in an audio, digital, oral and/or written form.
    5. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the conventions of the discipline.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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