King's College London

Course Introduction

Study aspects of the classical world primarily through reading ancient texts in the original Greek or Latin. There is also the opportunity to explore other aspects of the ancient world, in, for example, the historical and philosophical modules.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Introduction to ancient poetry; 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; late antiquity to Byzantium. Year 2 examples: presocratics, hippocratics and sophists; the ancient and medieval book; the Byzantine saint; the classical tradition; Greek literature and culture under the Roman empire; Greek philosophy (Plato and Aristotle); post'Aristotelian philosophy (neo'Platonists); stoics, epicureans and sceptics; theory of literature; ovid through the ages. Year 3 examples: Dissertation; optional modules.

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 AB
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 80%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 25
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 0
Unknown 10

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 82%

Total Coursework: 18%

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

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