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Course summary

Ancient History at King's covers a remarkable range of topics and themes, from early Greek history to the Roman Republic and Roman imperial history. You will also get the chance to study ancient Near Eastern history, late antiquity, the history and culture of Byzantium. Choose from a wide range of study options on our intercollegiate course that draws on the strengths of King’s, UCL and Royal Holloway and the Institute of Classical Studies. The course leads to careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors amongst others.

Assessment method

Assesment is by coursework and/or examinations.


Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.1 or above) in classics, classical studies, ancient history, classical archaeology, history or a closely related subject, or an overseas equivalent; some knowledge of Latin, Greek or another ancient language is a prerequisite; students without formal qualifications in ancient language should take a basic course (e.g. a summer school course) in an ancient language before the start of the course; if students need to improve their knowledge of ancient language they should take 1 language-learning course as part of the MA.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Institution's Own TestPass King's Pre-Sessional English Language courses with Band 7
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking
PTE Academic69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills

Please see Band C for more details about the English Language Requirements for this programme

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/entry-requirements/english-language.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9990 Year 1
England £9990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9990 Year 1
Scotland £9990 Year 1
Wales £9990 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme pages on the King's College website for the most up-to-date information regarding tuitions fees. Some programmes may require you to pay an application fee prior to submission. Programmes may also ask you to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place when you receive an offer. For more details on scholarships and bursaries, please visit our funding pages: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx

Sponsorship information

AHRC, Masom Trust for Latin and Greek Postgraduate Studentship, Ronald Burrows Memorial Studentship.

Ancient History at King's College London, University of London - UCAS