King's College London, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
On our Ancient History BA degree you can explore a huge range of diverse periods, countries and cultures. You can study topics to suit your interests - from earliest Greece to Rome and beyond, and right up to the influence of Classics on modern history and current affairs. Our course also covers a vast geographical area, from Roman Britain to the Black Sea, Persia, Egypt and North Africa. While you will focus on the historical modules, you will also have the opportunity to learn Latin and/ or Greek and explore study areas in literature, art and philosophy. Key benefits
- One of the largest Classics departments in the UK, with unique coverage from the Bronze Age to Modern Greece.
- Top five Classics departments in the UK, renowned for its quality of teaching, student experience and cutting-edge research (QS World Rankings 2018).
- Central location offers collaborations with the British Museum and other cultural institutions, which are incorporated into our teaching.
- Our course combines focus and flexibility, allowing students to pursue their interests.
- You will acquire analytical and presentational skills valued by employers in heritage-related professions, the media, education, civil service and the performing arts.
- The possibility to transfer to the Classics (Greek & Latin) BA in Year 2, provided that in Year 1 you took Greek & Latin Literature: An Introduction (30 credits) and a Greek or Latin language module (30 credits) in which you did well.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 33 credits M: 12 credits P: 0 credits|
|Scottish Higher||AAB||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered.|
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 the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|