King's College London

Course Introduction

Combines the comparative study of Western literature with special attention to the literatures and cultures of the Classical world, including language. One of the very best classics departments in the country, renowned for its quality of teaching.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Entertainment cultures in Greece and Rome; writing London; reading poetry; literature of the renaissance; introducing literary theories; introduction to film studies (forms); introduction to film studies (contexts). Year 2 examples: The novels of Nikos Kazantzakis; subjects of desire in medieval literature; Jacobean theatre; modernist fiction; literature and psychoanalysis; modern theatre; Australian literature and film; women and love in the renaissance; Year 3 examples: Jacobean Shakespeare; postcolonial perspectives; medieval romance; experimental theatre; Jane Austen in context; French feminist writing; contemporary Algerian literature; Flaubert; shadows of enlightenment.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • 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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 69%

Total Coursework: 31%

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

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