King's College London

Course Introduction

The joint degree programme includes collaborations with the British Museum in London. Study the classical world primarily through reading original ancient Greek texts. Close study of English literature encourages and develops a clear critical thinking and succinct expression of ideas.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Persuasion and rhetoric in Greece and Rome; ancient monarchy from Persia to Rome; democracy and oligarchy in the classical world; living and dying in the ancient world. Year 2 examples: Narrative literature in antiquity; performance literature in antiquity; presocratics, hippocratics and sophists; the ancient and medieval book; the Byzantine saint; the classical tradition. Year 3 examples: Imagined worlds; Jacobean Shakespeare; James Joyce and Ulysses; Jane Austen in context; literature and impressionism; medieval body in pain; medieval romance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • GCE AS-level
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 66
Studying 21
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 6
Unknown 5

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 77%

Total Coursework: 23%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation