King's College London, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: King’s College London

Ancient History

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Course summary

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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.
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/ancient-history-ba

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ806
Institution code K60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 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 Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass 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.

Band B

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International and EU fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants (including EU fee-paying applicants) to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Ancient History at King's College London, University of London - UCAS