People versus elites, minority rights, sexual diversity and gender politics, empire and multiculturalism, ethnicity and race, religious identity and experience, consensus and conflict, art, philosophy, the meaning of justice. You will explore vital contemporary issues as you learn about some of the most celebrated and debated cultures of ancient Europe, Asia, and North Africa. With no compulsory modules, you’re free to shape your degree to suit your own interests with our broad and fully flexible structure. Whether you’re interested in literature, philosophy, history, global and social issues, politics, art, culture or languages, you’ll be able to choose what fascinates you. Study all aspects of Greece and Rome, Persia, Egypt, the Near East and North Africa and the influence of Greece and Rome on later history and culture, including the contemporary world. Key benefits · Classics at King’s ranked first in the UK for research excellence (REF 2021) and third among UK Classics Departments in the QS World Rankings 2022. · Be part of one of the largest Classics departments in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece · Central London location offers collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into our teaching so that you get hands-on access to their collections. · Travel on an expenses-paid field trip to ancient sites in the Mediterranean during your second or third year. · Be part of our famous Greek Play before a live audience or gain experience of teaching classical topics in local primary schools. · Our course combines focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests in a department renowned for the quality of it teaching and the student experience · You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers leading to careers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts. · Build on your current skills in Ancient Greek and/or Latin or go from beginner to advanced on an accelerated 3-year language route.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Preferred subjects: Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or History
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|